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King Lear

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Determining How to Divide the Kingdom

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Lear determines to divide his kingdom:

A

by age: his oldest daughter (Goneril) will receive the greatest part of the kingdom, his middle daughter (Regan) a smaller portion, and his youngest daughter (Cordelia) the smallest.

B

according to his respect for each of his daughters’ husbands.

C

equally among his three daughters.

D

along the natural geographical boundaries of rivers and mountain ranges.

E

according to the love each of his daughters claims to have for him.