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Lear determines to divide his kingdom:
by age: his oldest daughter (Goneril) will receive the greatest part of the kingdom, his middle daughter (Regan) a smaller portion, and his youngest daughter (Cordelia) the smallest.
according to his respect for each of his daughters’ husbands.
equally among his three daughters.
along the natural geographical boundaries of rivers and mountain ranges.
according to the love each of his daughters claims to have for him.