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The Loyalty Cordelia, Kent and Edgar in William Shakespeare's King Lear

Summary: Throughout the Shakespeare's play King Lear, Cordelia, Kent, and Edgar show loyalty and righteousness. They remain loyal until the end to those they love and care about; Cordelia and Edgar stay faithful to their fathers, and Kent stays faithful to his king. In the play King Lear, through Cordelia, Kent, and Edgar all loyal characters who would never be insincere no matter what circumstances they are in, Shakespeare hails the virtue of loyalty.
In the play King Lear, Cordelia, Kent and Edgar show loyalty to the people they love. Although they are placed in bad situation and are misunderstood by the people they love, they faithfully do their duty. The misfortune of Cordelia, Kent and Edgar are similar in the early part of the play. Shakespeare skillfully points out that loyalty is evident in the characters of Cordelia, Kent and Edgar.

Cordelia is honest in her love and devotion to her father, King Lear. When Lear asks her how she loves him, she must choose between an honest answer and a dishonest one. That means a choice between getting her father's wealth or being loyal. She chooses loyalty:

"Nothing.

Nothing will come of nothing. Speak again.

Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave

My heart into my mouth. I love your Majesty...

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