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“The Fight”: Albany, Edmund, Regan, and Goneril (Act 5, Scene 3)

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In Act 5, Scene 3, we witness an argument between Albany, Edmund, Regan and Goneril that leads to Albany and Edmund “throwing down their gloves” — a gesture that signaled a challenge to duel.

The fight emerges from a disagreement about

A

Edmund’s valor during the war.

B

Edmund’s rank.

C

which of the two sisters Edmund will marry.

D

what to do with all the war captives.

E

whether to try Lear in court as a king or as a commoner.