What does Cordelia tell Kent in her letter?
All exit but Gloucester, who apologizes to Kent for his mistreatment. When he is left alone, Kent reads a letter from Cordelia, which promises that she will somehow intervene on her father’s behalf.
What did the Earl of Kent tell Lear about Cordelia?
The earl of Kent, a nobleman who has served Lear faithfully for many years, is the only courtier who disagrees with the king’s actions. Kent tells Lear he is insane to reward the flattery of his older daughters and disown Cordelia, who loves him more than her sisters do.
Why does Kent get so angry at Oswald?
1. Kent is angry because Oswald comes with letters against the King and, pretends he has never seen Kent. 2. Oswald pretends he has never met Kent, but later he tells Cornwall the entire story.
What does Kent mean at the end of Act 2 Scene 2 when he refers to fortune’s wheel?
Act 2, Scene 2, line 173. Kent [in stocks] is hoping for a change in fortune. Fortune’s wheel belongs to the goddess Fortuna, who spins it at random, changing the positions of those on the wheel — some suffer great misfortune, others gain windfalls.
What does the doctor say that Lear needs?
The doctor tells her that what Lear most needs is sleep and that there are medicines that can make him sleep.
What does Lear do to show his shame and guilt to Cordelia?
When Lear learns of Cordelia’s loving loyalty, Kent reports that ‘burning shame’ drives him from her camp. In Cordelia’s presence he declares himself to be ‘a very foolish fond old man’ (Act 4 Scene 7). He admits that he has done her serious wrong and asks her to ‘forgive and forget’
How did the Earl of Kent prove his loyalty to King Lear?
His loyalty is of the bravest kind: where others might think blind obedience to be the definition of faithfulness, Kent speaks up whenever he sees Lear acting in a way that will do him no good. He is horrified at the King’s treatment of Cordelia, and tells Lear what he thinks to the King’s face, despite all threats.
What is Kent’s plan How does he gain the trust of Lear?
Kent wants to prove his loyalty to Lear by serving him and offering him valuable advice, even if he does not receive credit as the former Kent.
When he flees from his father how does Edgar disguise himself?
2.2 After Gloucester’s men chase him out of the castle, Edgar escapes capture by hiding in a tree. He realizes that he is a fugitive, even though he has no idea what he did wrong. To save himself from the men who are trying to track him down, Edgar decides to disguise himself as Poor Tom, a crazy, half-naked beggar.
What letter does Kent read while in the stocks?
After everyone leaves, Kent reads a letter that he has received from Cordelia in which she promises that she will find some way, from her current position in France, to help improve conditions in Britain. The unhappy and resigned Kent dozes off in the stocks.
What is Kent’s punishment?
Oswald’s cries for help bring Cornwall, Regan, and Gloucester. Kent replies rudely to their calls for explanation, and Cornwall orders him to be punished in the stocks, a wooden device that shackles a person’s ankles and renders him immobile.
What is a clue that King Lear should recognize that Goneril’s speech may be dishonest?
In Passage 2, what is a clue that King Lear should recognize that Goneril’s speech may be dishonest? She lists the qualities of love, yet posses none of these qualities. She claims that her love overpowers her words, yet she is able to speak.