Lear - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

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Lear, Fontanelle, and the other Prisoners sit in darkness, jumping with fear as they hear gunfire. The Ghost comes in. He and Lear explain to each other where they've been, and Lear comments that he wishes he had been the Ghost's father, saying he would have taken good care of him. After a Commandant and three other rebels take the other prisoners out, Fontanelle pleads with Lear to use his influence to get them a trial, saying that if she goes free she'll convince Bodice to be merciful to him, adding that she's been stupid and that she loves him. Lear, however, is lost in his madness and doesn't appear to hear her. The Commandant returns with the Carpenter, one of the Prisoners from Lear's chain gang (Act 2 Scene 5), and more rebels. The Carpenter reveals that Bodice has been captured and is about to be...

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