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Why does Oliver call the court "the new court" to Charles?In Act 1st Scene 1st

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Why does Oliver call the court "the new court" to Charles?

In Act 1st Scene 1st

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Because there is a new Duke in the court that is Duke Frederick who banished his brother.

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The answer to this question is as simple as the way to Parish church.

Duke Senior has been be-throned and his kingdom has been usurped. Shakespeare tries to highlight the fact that there has been a change. Hence he uses the word new court since their is a new Duke.

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