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In Shakespeare's King Lear, why does Lear favor Goneril's and Regan's professions of love over Cordelia's? Don't make it more than six lines.

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King Lear favors Goneril and Regan because their professions of love are so much more extravagant than Cordelia's. It is obvious to the audience that the two older sisters are just lying because they are motivated by greed and not by love. Lear has foolishly promised to give the...

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You could argue that the irony of Lear's acceptance of what his first two daughters say and his inability to understand of how they say it is a symptom of undiagnosed autism.