King Lear Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

Albany (Duke of Albany) - This character is a nobleman with lands of his own who also inherits half of a kingdom through his spouse.

Burgundy (Duke of Burgundy) - This character negotiates with the King of France in order to marry someone and then decides not to get married.

Captain - This character, in return for a reward, promises to execute the King and his daughter quickly after they have been captured by English forces.

Attendants - These characters escort other characters around, generally without speaking.

Cordelia - This character is the youngest child of three, and is cast out of the family, penniless. Despite the lack of money, this character eventually marries the King of France.

Cornwall (Duke of Cornwall) - This landed nobleman is famous for gouging the eyes out another nobleman.

Curan - This character is a courtier who discusses the rumors of...

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