"They could not, would not do it. 'Tis worse than murder/ To do upon respect such violent outrage"(II.iv.24-25).
Thy sister’s naught. O Regan, she hath tied/ Sharp-toothed unkindness, like a vulture, here" (II.iv.132-133).
Edgar says that he will pretend to be one of the beggars who having been released from insane asylums, wander the countryside constantly seeking food and shelter.
When Lear arrives at Gloucester's castle, he sees Kent in the stocks and is shocked that Regan and Cornwall would treat his servants so badly.
Lear tells Regan about Goneril’s behaviour towards him. He asks Regan to shelter him, but she refuses. Regan suggests that he should return to Goneril and beg her forgiveness.
When Generil arrives, Regan, takes her hand and allies herself with Goneril against their father. Lear says that he and his hundred men will stay with Regan. However, she responds that she will allow him only twenty five men.
Lear tells Goneril that he will be willing to come down to fifty men if he can stay with her. But Goneril will no longer allow even that many. A moment later, things get even worse for Lear when Goneril and Regan refuse to allow any servants.
Outraged, Lear curses his daughters and heads outside, where a wild storm is brewing.