HA, HOW COULD A STORM SCARE ME! I HAVE DAUGHTERS!
We need to get inside your majesty. Do you wish to be caught in this storm?
No one ever listens to the fool...
Yes, yes that's a very good idea
We need to get you inside your grace.
At the end of Act 2 Scene 4, Lear is kicked out of Gloucester's castle by Regan and Goneril. All Lear has left are the clothes on his back.This is his punishment for denying his loving daughter, Cordelia, her dowry. Lear took everything from her, so, in return, everything was taken from him by none only than his own daughters.
Here we are. Best let the fool go in first.
If only I was named something like Edgar things would be better.
I think that's a great idea.
Tom + poor. Aha, Poor-tom! Genius!
Lear is further punished for his actions later in the story. He is cast out not only into the barren country but into a storm. Also, Lear is plagued with madness. At this point, Lear has more than paid the price for his initial mistake. He deserves justice for the additional pains that have come his way.
Look at that costume! Why didn't I think of that?
Justice comes in the form of Kent. He leads Lear out of the storm where he could have died. Symbolically, he his removing Lear from the chaos that is happening around him even if it is only for a short time.
Looks like we're good to go in.
Where hath the foul beast departed to?
Owen Howard p.5 Justice Storyboard
For the Fool, justice never comes. Well, he does get to live.