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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
Edmund’s valor during the war.
which of the two sisters Edmund will marry.
what to do with all the war captives.
whether to try Lear in court as a king or as a commoner.