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Lear Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 3, Scene 1 Summary

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Act 3, Scene 1 Summary

This scene takes place in the setting for Act 1, Scenes 6 and 7 - the home of the Ghost when he was still alive, when he was still the Gravedigger's son. Thomas comes on, and is greeted by Susan and an anxious Lear, eager to learn whether there's any response to his letter to Cordelia. Thomas tells him there's no word, calming Lear before he can get any more upset. Susan goes out to prepare the evening meal. A Small Man comes in, asks for water, and explains that Lear knew him when they were both soldiers. Lear says he remembers him and invites him to stay for dinner. Thomas shows the Small Man into the house, but then turns back and tells Lear there isn't enough food. Lear says he'll tell the Small Man he can't stay. Thomas goes into the house. The Ghost appears and...

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