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Scene 1- Edgar comes across his suicidal father and starts to lead him to dover 24/11/2014
 Scene 1:
 At the start of the scene Edgar seems to feel positive, he is learning to endure
 Gloucester's stoicism has already been severely tested and he has been pushed to the limits of his endurance
 Gloucester is kind and polite to the old man and Tom, he is more concerned with their fortunes than his own, suggesting he is utterly resigned
 Gloucester's interest in social justice reflects Lear's, he has learnt to see the world clearly
 He addresses the sadistic gods, perhaps an accurate verdict of the world of Lear
 His clarity of vision brings despair
 Edgar guides our response to Gloucester
 Scene 2:
 Change in Albany provides hope for justice as he becomes a figure for morality
 Goneril continues to assume authority
 Her desires and actions are subversive and immoral
 We are presented with a juxtaposition between good and evil, an indication to the clash between British and French forces
 Scene 3:
 Cordelia is the epitome of Christian femininity and grace, described as compassionate and loving

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