King Lear Act 2 Comic Strip

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  • 2. "I am sure on't not a word."
  • 1. "O sir, fly this place!"
  • I can't believe he's fallling for this!
  • 1. Sir, I don't know you 3. "What dost thou know me for?"
  • 2. I know you.
  • Who is this guy?
  • 2. "Strike, you slave! Stand, rogue! Stand, you neat slave! Strike!"
  • 3. Put him in the stocks!
  • 5, I'm so sorry sir.
  • 1. Ahhhhh this guy is trying to murder me!
  • 4. "Put in his legs."
  • It opens in the Earl of Gloucester's castle, where Curan tells Edmund that Regan and Cornwall will be coming that night. He proceeds to tell him rumors of a feud between Albany and Cornwall. Edmund is very happy when he finds out this news because that means he can use the duke in his plans to get rid of his brother Edgar. Edmund later goes to Edgar and tells him he needs to leave that night because Cronall suspects him of helping Albany, his enemy. To puncture Edgars reputation after Edgar leaves, Edmund cuts himself and tells Glouster that Edgar tried to kill him and then he ran away.
  • "I heard myself proclaimed, And by the happy hollow of a tree. Escaped the hunt. No port is free, no place."
  • 2. "Ha, ha he wears cruel garters."
  • It begins outside Gloucester's castle. Kent arrives with a letter for Regan, dressed as a peasant. Oswald soon after shows up also with a letter for Regan. The steward very confused becomes even more confused when Kent then accuses Oswald and condemns his lack of integrity. Oswald then denies knowing him, and Kent than draws his sword and begins to attack the steward.
  • 3. "What"s he that hath so much thy place mistook, To set thee here?"
  • 8. "By Juno. I swear ay!"
  • 5. "No.no, they would not!"
  • 4. "It is both he and she- Your son and daughter."
  • 7. "By Jupiter, I swear no!"
  • We are not going to say anything.
  • 7. No, leave him.
  • 4, No
  • Oswald cries for help getting the attention of the castles occupants, who come straight away. Kent begins to attack Oswald about his appearance and his honesty.Cornwall defends Oswald and says that Kent should be put in stocks. Gloucester intervenes and reminds Cornwall and Regan that the king will make that decision. Everyone exits but Gloucester who apologizes to Kent for his mistreatment. Once he is alone he reads a letter from Cordelia that promises that she will intervene on her fathers behalf.
  • 1. "Hail to your Grace!"
  • 3. Will you host my knights and I?
  • 5. Get me horses I am leaving!
  • Edgar is alone in the forest. He is now aware of his outlaw status . He has escaped to the "happy hollow of a tree", where he masks himself to disguise himself. He decides to disguise himself as a Bedlam beggar, smearing dirt on his face and body, covering himself with a blanket, and tying his hair in knots, he will be known as Poor Tom.
  • Poor Tom isn't such a bad name... I need more mud.
  • Lear and his followers arrive at Gloucester's castle. Kent begs the King, who put his messenger in the stocks. Lear keeps denying that Cornwall and Regan would humiliate and imprison someone working for the king. Cornwall and Regan claim fatigue from their journey is making it hard for them to speak.
  • 6. "Yes they have."
  • 1. "Hail to thee, noble majesty."
  • Regan greets her father with affection. Lear tells Regan the sorrow Goneril has caused him and is disgusted when Regan refuses to host her father and his knights. The king angry at his daughter cals for his horses and says he would rather live outside under the stars or beg than stay in the company of those who disrespect him. Goneril and Regan tell Gloucester to let their father ride into the stormy night.
  • 2. "I am glad to see your Highness."
  • 6. I shall go after him.
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