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King Lear Act 2, Scene 4, Lines 212 - 81.
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Act 2, Scene 4, Lines 212 - 81
"O Fool, I shall go mad!" (II.iv.281) This is generally an understatement from what he has done throughout this play, with the first mad thing being giving up his power and land and splitting it between his two daughters and banning the other. The quote is said after Goneril and Regan try to take away Lear's power by taking away his knights and is on the last line of the extract that is being analysed.
Before this extract, the situation between Goneril, Regan and Lear is Lear goes to stay with Goneril with his one hundred knights and Goneril gets annoyed as he tries to control the land that he has given away. After he comes back from hunting, Goneril tells Oswald that she doesn't want to see him and tells the servants to say that she is ill and to ignore Lear, this is because of the problem that Lear is causing Goneril and her household. When Oswald comes in contact with Lear, he ignores him and then they argue, Goneril then comes out and says that she thought it would be a good
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