Lear - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 7 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 7 - The following day, the Son and the Wife are discussing the situation with Lear when a Carpenter appears with a cradle. The Son goes out to see to his pigs. The Carpenter asks the Wife whether there are any odd jobs to be done, and the Wife tells him a door needs repairing. As they make small talk, Lear appears and almost sits on the cradle. The Son returns and greets him. The Carpenter goes out to fix the door, the Wife goes into the house with the cradle, and the Son tells Lear not to worry, the Carpenter is always hanging around because he's in love with the Wife. Lear expresses his gratitude for how well the Son has treated him, speaking more coherently and wondering aloud where he's to go next. The Son offers him a place to stay, and after...

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