List of Characters
Lear, King of Britain—A mythical king of pre-Christian Britain, well-known in the folklore of Shakespeare’s day. Lear is a foolish king who intends to divide his kingdom among his three daughters.
Cordelia—Lear’s youngest daughter who speaks the truth.
The King of France and the Duke of Burgundy—They are both Cordelia’s suitors, but the King of France marries her.
Regan and Goneril—Lear’s selfish daughters who flatter him in order to gain his wealth and power.
Duke of Albany—Goneril’s husband whose sympathy for Lear turns him against his wife.
Duke of Cornwall—Regan’s husband who joins his wife in her devious scheme to destroy King Lear and usurp...
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