King Lear

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  • Act 2 Scene 1
  • 1. "Here stood he in the dark, his sharp sword out, Mumbling of wicked charms, conjuring the moon to stand auspicious mistress."
  • 3. Is Edgar one of my father's troublemaking knights?
  • 2. Traitor! Emund you are my most honorable son now! you deserve the inheritance.
  • 4. Yes!
  • Act 2 Scene 2
  • 1.Draw, you rascal! You come with letters against the King and take Vanity the puppet's part against the royalty of her father. Shanks! Draw, you rascal! Come your ways!
  • 3.Stop Fighting!
  • 2.Help! Murder!
  • Act 2 Scene 2
  • "Good King, ...warm sun! Approach, thou beacon to this under globe, That by from Cordelia thy comfortable beams I may Peruse this letter. Nothing almost sees miracles But misery. I know 'tis from Cordelia, Who hath most fortunately been informed Of my obscured course- and (reads) "shall find time From this enormous state, seeking to Losses their remedies"- All weary...This shameful lodging. Fortune ...wheel."
  • In King Lear Act 2 Scene 1 the main plot and the subplot are woven together. In the beginning Edmund tells Edgar to flee because people are angry and hunting him. He pretends to then fight Edgar and them he cuts his arm to make it look like Edgar hurt him when Gloucester arrives. Regan and Cornwall arrive and Regan asks Edmund if Edgar is one of her father`s troublemaking knights. Edmund says yes making Gloucester distrust Lear and Edgar. At the end Gloucester is promising to make Edmund the legitimate son. This is what Edmund wants!
  • Act 2 Scene 3
  • "I heard myself proclaimed,And by the happy hollow of a tree Escaped the hunt. . . ."
  • 3.Your son and daughter
  • Kent and Oswald meet at Gloucester`s castle. Oswald does not recognize Kent because is in still in a peasant disguise.(Kent and Oswald had fought in Act1 Scene 2) Kent freaks out and starts insulting Oswald. Oswald cries out for help and Edmund, Gloucester, Regan, and Cornwall run in.
  • Act 2 Scene 4
  • 2.This is unacceptable! who put you here?
  • 4.Into the stocks with you!
  • 1. "Ha, ha! he weras cruel garters. Horses are tied by the head, dogs and bears by the neck, monkeys by the ;mins, and men by the legs. When a man's over-lusty at legs, then he wears wooden nether stocks."
  • Regan and Corn wall insist in putting Kent in the stocks despite Gloucester's worries that it might insult King Lear. After everyone leaves Kent pulls out and reads a letter from Cordelia promising to help him even though she is in France. Kent then falls asleep in the stocks.
  • Act 2 Scene 4
  • "1.If you do love old men, if your sweet sway Allow obedience, if you yourselves are old, Make it your cause! Send down, and take my part! (To Goneril) Art not ashamed to look upon his beard?- O Regan, will you take her by the hand?"
  • In this scene Edgar is worried he might get caught so he decides to disguise himself as a peasant. He covers himself in mud and leaves and replaces his fine clothing with old rough clothing.
  • In the beginning of scene 4 Lear sees Kent in the stocks and the fool makes fun of Kent. Lear and Kent who did this and Kent replies that Regan and Cornwall did it, Lear argues with him sure it can't be true. He demand to speak with them but they refuse. Their excuse is, they are sick from traveling.
  • 5.Yes!
  • 4. No!
  • When Regan and Cornwall finally appear Lear complains to Regan a bout Goneril's unkindness. Regan says she thing Lear is old and losing it and that he should ask Goneril's for forgiveness. He than asks Regan to shelter him but she refuses. Then Goneril shows up. Regan knew she was coming from the letters. They ally themselves and tell Lear he must give up half his men to stay with them. He refuses and they lower it to twenty-five men. He counters with fifty and they lower it to no men at all. Gloucester begs them to let Lear in but they lock their door s and leave their father out in the storm.
  • 5. Fifty men
  • 3.No
  • 2.I will let you stay with me if you dismiss half your knights.
  • 6. Now it is zero men. Good bye Dad!
  • 4.Fine, now it is only twenty-five knights.
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