King Lear

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Riassunto in inglese dell'opera di Shakespeare. (2 pagine, formato word) (0 pagine formato doc)

King Lear King Lear CHARACTERS: KING LEAR: king of Britain.
He's 80 years old and he's three daughters: _GONERIL, the eldest, wife to the duke of Albany; _REGAN, wife to the duke of Cornwall; _CORDELIA, a young maid. The king of France and the duke of Burgundy love her. EARL of KENT: counsellor of the king, he has always honoured and loved him as a father. He defends Cordelia when the king is furious with her. CAIUS: is the name of the earl of Kent when he returned to the court. King Lear doesn't know that this Caius is his once great favourite earl of Kent. EDMUND: the natural son of the earl of Gloucester, loved by Goneril and Regan.
He disinherits his brother Edgar, the real herit. He's bad. SUMMARY: Lear, king of Britain, had three daughters; Goneril, wife to the duke of Albany, Regan, wife to the duke of Cornwall, and Cordelia, a young maid. Both the king of France and the duke of Burgundy wanted to marry Cordelia, and were staying in the court of Lear. The old king was tired and felt that the time had come to hand over his power to younger people. He called his three daughters to him and asked them to tell him how much they loved him, so that he would know which of his daughters loved him the most. He had decided to divide his kingdom among the three of them according to how much each one loved him. Goneril, the eldest, said that she loved her father more than she could express, that he was dearer to her than the light of her own eyes, dearer than life or liberty. The king was delighted to hear this and he believed everything she said. He gave her and her husband one third of his kingdom. Regan, his second daughter, told him that she loved her father even more than her sister Goneril, and that the love she felt for him was stronger that any of her other feelings. King Lear was delighted with his daughter's answer and so he gave her and her husband a third of his kingdom. He then turned to Cordelia. She had always been his favourite child and he expected that she would answer as her sisters had answered. Cordelia, however, was disgusted by the flattery of her sisters, because she knew that they were insincere. Her answer was that she loved her father according to her duty, neither more nor less. The king was shocked and begged Cordelia to reconsider her words. Cordelia explained that she loved her father and that he had given her life, that she loved, obeyed and honoured him, but that she could not speak as her sisters had done. She also said that if she were to get married, she would love her husband as much as she loved her father. The king didn't give Cordelia any part of his kingdom, but he divided this third part of kingdom in two, and gave them to Goneril and Regan. The only person who tried to speak a good word for Cordelia was the earl of Kent, but the king got furious because of these words, and exiled him. The king gave him five days to go away. If the earl was there the sixth day, he would be killed. When he left, he recommended