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“Vanity the puppet’s part”: The Meaning of Kent’s Phrase

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When Kent says to Oswald,

Draw, you rascal: you come with letters against the
king; and take vanity the puppet's part against the
royalty of her father,

His use of the word “puppet” intimates

Select ALL that apply.

A

Kent’s control of Oswald.

B

Oswald’s subjection to, and manipulation by, Goneril.

C

Goneril’s inhumanity.

D

Oswald’s endeavors to mimic Goneril’s power.

E

Oswald’s imitation of Kent’s speech.