Edger is trying to kill you just to get your wealth and land. It's so awful.
I can't believe my own son would betray me like this!
*Making noises indicating Gloucester is coming*
Help! He cut me because I wouldn't help him with the murder!
I guess now I must disguise myself as an insane beggar.
I will tell Cornwall about his plans
Now I will betray my father to gain his title, wealth, and land.
Albany and Cornwall are having conflicts. There is a French army invading and part of it has already landed in England.
I feel bad about what happened to King Lear. I want to go find him.
"All dark and comfortless! Where's my son Edmund?"
"See 't shalt thou never.-Fellows hold the chair.- Upon these eyes of thine I'll set my foot."
Leave him for questioning
All of these scenes from King Lear reveal that the idea of justice during this time was mainly physical. Reagan orders Gloucester's eyes to be plucked out as an act of "justice." Along with physical punishment, during this time banishment and murder was considered a normal form of justice.