King Lear

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Gloucester's opening lines: Act 1, Scene 1

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Gloucester’s first lines in this scene (“for equalities are so weighed, that curiosity in neither can make choice of either’s moiety”) can BEST be interpreted as

A

"but exhibiting curiosity about whom the king most favors will only lose us our shares of the kingdom."

B

"because the kingdom is now so equally divided that it is hopeless to discern whom the king loves best based on apportionment. "

C

"but any displays of fairness will interfere with your getting to choose which parts of the kingdom you most want. "

D

"for you and I are of such equal standing that we should not try to hinder each other’s claims on our individual portions of the kingdom."

E

"it is curious that the kingdom has been so divided that each of the portions is as good as the next."