Najma's King Lear Act 2 Scenes 1-4

Najma's King Lear Act 2 Scenes 1-4

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  • Some blood drawn on me would beget opinion. Of my more fierce endeavor.
  • "Do more than this in sport.—Father, father!— Stop, stop!—No help?"
  • Outside Gloucester's castle, Oswald and Kent (in disguise) are arguing, until Kent pulls out his sword and attacks him...
  • Why?! Why would you do that, Cordelia?!
  • " I will try and help" ~Codelia
  • In Act One Scene One, Edmund is delighted to hear of Cornwall’s visit, realizing that he can make use of him in his scheme to get rid of Edgar. Edmund calls Edgar out of his hiding place and tells him that Cornwall is angry with him . Edgar has no idea what Edmund is talking about. When he hears Gloucester coming, Edmund draws his sword and pretends to fight with Edgar, while Edgar runs away. Edmund cuts his arm with his sword and lies to Gloucester.
  • OUTLAW :(
  • zzzzzz
  • Poor servant
  • In Scene Two, Kent, still in peasant disguise, meets Oswald, the chief steward of Goneril’s household. Kent roundly abuses Oswald, describing him as cowardly, vain, boastful, overdressed, servile, and groveling. Oswald still doesn’t know that this man is Kent. Then, Kent draws his sword and attacks him.
  • Treat the servant better. I wouldn't do that.
  • NOOO!!!
  • Towards the end of Scene Two, Kent, after everyone leaves, Kent reads a letter that he has received from Cordelia in which she promises that she will find some way, from her current position in France, to help improve conditions in Britain. The unhappy and resigned Kent dozes off in the stocks.
  • Can I stay with one of you guys?
  • Oh ... okay. I'll give 100 men to Regan.
  • Well ... you can stay under one condition, and that is that you need to give half of your men to either one of us.
  • As Kent sleeps in the stocks, Edgar enters. He has thus far escaped the manhunt for him, but he is afraid that he will soon be caught. Stripping off his fine clothing and covering himself with dirt, he turns himself into “poor Tom” (2.3.20). He states 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.
  • In beginning of Scene Four, King Lear sees Kent sleeping in the stables and is shocked that anyone would treat one of his servants so badly. Lear cannot believe it and demands to speak with Regan and Cornwall.
  • Towards the end of Scene Four, Lear asks Regan and Goneril to shelter him. They both tell Lear that he is getting old and weak and that he must give up half of his men if he wants to stay with either of his daughters. Lear, confused, says that he and his hundred men will stay with Regan. Regan, however, responds that she will allow him only twenty-five men. Lear turns back to Goneril, saying that he will be willing to come down to fifty men if he can stay with her.
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