Lear's power is shifting ever so rapidly. Seen in the response of Goneril conversation with Oswald. It seems now as Lear has lost respect from his contemporaries.
When my father comes back, I will not speak to him. Tell him I am "Sick".
My fathers power is not with him anymore, I do not care of his wants or demands.
But, this is the king my lady, I must not lie. I cannot say that!
Tempers are flaring between Lear and Goneril inside the Duke of Abony. After Goneril demands, and throws insults towards Lear, the former king becomes enraged.
"As you are old... You should be wise/ .../ Men so disordered, so debauched, and bold" (I.iv.236-238).
What nonsense does this girl speak. How would you say this. What blasphemy! Guards!
Into her womb convey sterility;/ Dry up up in her the organs of increase;" (I.iv.275-276).
Lear finds himself in the court yard with the fool. Throughout their conversation, Lear is beginning to show signs of converting to the way of the fools thinking. Could this be the beginning of the end for Lear?
The reason for this is that there is not eight. Is that not right?
"...The reason why the/ seven stars are no mo then seven is a pretty reason" (I.v.34-35).
Aye, indeed! You might just make a good fool nuncle! I see you have begun to think less like your predecessors.