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Lear and his Knight: Recognition of Relational Shifts

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In the conversation between King Lear and his knight in Act 1, Scene 4, what social/relational shift do both characters profess they have perceived?

A

That Lear is no longer treated with the deference with which he was once treated.

B

That the Duke of Albany is not treating either Regan or Goneril with as much kindness as he used to.

C

That Regan and Goneril have both become jealous of each other’s claims to the kingdom.

D

That Lear himself has become jealous of his daughters’ increasing influence.

E

That the fool has been grieving since the moment Oswald and the other servants began treating Lear disrespectfully.