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“On Capital Treason”: Act 5, Scene 3

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In Act 5, Scene 3, Albany says:

Edmund, I arrest thee
On capital treason; and, in thine attaint,
This gilded serpent.
[Pointing to Goneril]

What MIGHT be included under the “capital treason” that Albany accuses Edmund of?

Select ALL that apply.

A

Attempting to defect to France during the war.

B

Conspiring to kill Albany.

C

Conspiring to kill Lear.

D

Being the cause of Goneril’s infidelity.

E

Being the cause of Edgar’s exile.