Lear Characters

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Ben

Ben is an orderly m the prison who is kind to Lear When Ben, pursued by soldiers, later appears at the Gravedigger's Boy's house, Lear takes him in despite the danger in doing so.

Bishop

The Bishop appears briefly in the first act, blessing Lear's army. He tells Lear that God will support him, not the women who act against him.

Bodice

Bodice is Lear's daughter and Fontanelle's sister. In the first scene, she objects to her father's cruelty m killing one of his workmen, but when she marries the Duke of North and leads a successful rebellion against her father, she becomes more cruel than he was, even coolly planning her own husband's murder. Although in many ways she is quite similar to her sister, Bodice is the more cold and calculating of the two. Whale Warrington is being tortured, Bodice calmly knits, and her concentration on...

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