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Act 2 scene 1


Scene opens with Kent and Gloucester discussing the king's plans to divide the
kingdom. Kent asks about edmund who is Gloucester's illegitimate son.

Lear divides the kingdom into 3 by which of his daughters love him the most, so
Goneril and…

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Semantic field of flattery- "grace, health, beauty, honour". She says her
love for Lear is greater than all these things, this isn't true as she is
flattering him in order to manipulate him and get what she wants
Semantic field of wealth- "self metal"…


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