Lear - Act 3, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 4 Summary

Susan leads Lear to the wall and tells him where the tools are. Lear tells her to go, but she says she can't leave him - Thomas would never understand. Lear tells her that once she goes back he will, and Susan goes out.

Lear finds a shovel and starts digging the earthen wall, breaking it up. A group of workers arrives and watches, but Lear (who is, it must be remembered, blind), is oblivious. The Farmer's Boy (Act 2 Scene 7), now wearing the uniform of an officer, calls for him to come down. Lear continues to dig. The Farmer's Boy aims a pistol at him. Lear continues to dig. The Farmer's Boy fires, and wounds Lear in the arm. Lear continues to dig. The Farmer's Boy fires again, and Lear is killed, falling off the wall as he dies. Some of the workers move towards...

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