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King Lear

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The Three Servants of Act 3, Scene 7

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What role do the three servants of Act 3, Scene 7 play?

A

They provide further confirmation for the audience that the play is asking us to identify Goneril, Regan, and Cornwall as the play’s most callous figures.

B

They provide further confirmation for the audience that Gloucester deserves his punishment at the hands of Cornwall.

C

They serve as symbols for the slow dissolution of class hierarchy in the play.

D

They serve as examples of positional loyalty rather than familial loyalty.

E

They serve as analogues to the other “cruel children” of the play (Goneril, Regan, and Edmund).