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"Edgar's" Letter to Edmund

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What is the gist of the letter that Edmund has written and speciously attributed to Edgar?

A

It questions Gloucester’s role in Lear’s current policies and his recent division of the kingdom.

B

It suggests that the two sons rid themselves of their father so they might access their inheritances sooner rather than later.

C

It wonders aloud if their father has not become a tyrant in his old age.

D

It expresses concern for Gloucester’s recent decline in health.

E

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.