Who is Kent in King Lear? Give examples on the importance of Kent in this play.

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The Earl of Kent is a major character in King Lear. He figures prominently in Act I when he defends Cordelia, Lear's youngest daughter, after Lear has disowned her for failing to declare her love for him as passionately as did Goneril and Regan. Kent so angers the King that he banishes him from England. However, Kent is such a faithful subject that he returns in disguise in Act 1, Scene 4 and manages to get Lear to employ him as a servant. (See the beginning of Scene 4 and the stage directions reading "Enter KENT, disguised.")

With Cordelia married and removed to France, Lear is left with only two faithful...

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