Tales from Shakespeare - Study Guide King Lear and Macbeth Summary & Analysis

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In the tragic tale of "King Lear," the king of Britain has three daughters: Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. The king, being old and tired, decides to let the younger people manage his affairs. He calls his daughters to him, deciding to give each in proportion to her affection for him. Goneril and Regan flatter him with lies about their extreme love and devotion. Cordelia, his favorite and the joy of his life, is disgusted by her sister's lying flattery and states plainly that she loves him according to her duty as a daughter. She would, under other circumstances, have told him of her great love for him, but she was shocked at her sisters' lies and mercenary intent. She decides to love her father in silence. This behavior enrages the king. He has given Goneril and Regan and their husbands each...

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