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Lear Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scenes 3 and 4 Summary

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Act 2, Scenes 3 and 4 Summary

These scenes detail the circumstances of Cordelia's war against Bodice and Fontanelle.

Scene 3 - As rebel fighters treat their wounded and stand guard over a Captured Soldier, the Carpenter brings news to Cordelia of a scouting party of soldiers that wants to join them. Cordelia says they'll pick them up as she and the other rebels advance, and then interrogates the Captured Soldier, who tells them about the army's movements, and then confesses that he'd rather be fighting with them. The Carpenter urges Cordelia to accept him, but she says he'll fight with whoever has the advantage, adding that to fight like the rebels, people have to hate, otherwise they're no use. As she, the Carpenter, and the other rebel fighters prepare to move on, a Wounded Rebel urges them to not worry about them and to fight on - he does wonder...

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