King Lear: Act 3 scene 5 notes

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Act 3 scene 5 notes
Edmund tells Cornwall of what Gloucester plans to do to help Lear. He claims to
regret being the one to convey the news as Gloucester is his father. Edmund is
made earl of Gloucester by Cornwall. Edmund claims to be acting with loyalty to
the state.
Betrayal- Edmund betrays Gloucester and this causes the flowing events in
the play
Family relationships- Edmund has a poor relationship with his father as he
wants to get revenge.
Power- Edmund is determined to gain power at whatever cost
Edmund- betrays his father to get revenge for always being the 2nd best in
his father's eyes and to gain power through his plotting and manipulating


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