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What is the gist of the letter that Edmund has written and speciously attributed to Edgar?
It questions Gloucester’s role in Lear’s current policies and his recent division of the kingdom.
It suggests that the two sons rid themselves of their father so they might access their inheritances sooner rather than later.
It wonders aloud if their father has not become a tyrant in his old age.
It expresses concern for Gloucester’s recent decline in health.
It requests that Edmund come visit him so the two brothers can discuss how best to split Gloucester’s fortune between them when it is time for Gloucester to die.