Edgar chose to reveal himself at the end because he

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cared for his blind father. Edgar chose to reveal himself at the end because he knew that he was going to kill
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Edmund but before hand he wanted his father’s blessing and he knew that Gloucester wasn’t going to survive for long. “I pant for life. Some good I mean to do Despite of mine own nature. Quickly send— Be brief in it—to th' castle, for my writ Is on the life of Lear and on Cordelia. Nay, send in time!” Pg 253- 255 (E) Although Edmund has caused so many misdeeds, after he is defeated by Edgar he begins to change. As Edmund is dying he does well by informing Albany, Kent, and Edgar that he had given his captain orders to kill Lear and Cordelia. At the end of the play Edmund has a change of heart because he has realized that all his misdeeds did not get him no where and he also sympathize for Edgar because of what he made him go through. For us, we will resign During the life of this old majesty To him our absolute power; You, to your rights With boot, and such addition as your honors Have more than merited.—All friends shall taste The wages of their virtue, and all foes The cup of their deservings. O, see, see! Pg 259 (CL) After Edmund is killed and Albany discovers that both Goneril and Regan are dead he remembers to return Edgar and Kent’s rights in addition to their ranks and titles. Albany also declares that he will resign his power and return everything to King Lear because it was rightfully his. Early in the play we see Albany as one of the bad guys because he is married to Goneril but after he realizes the injustice that she causes Lear he begins to change and by the end he returns everything to King Lear. “The weight of this sad time we must obey. Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say. The oldest hath borne most. We that are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long.” Pg 261 (R) Edgar is describing how that day is going to memorable because all the tragedy it contained. He then encourages people to say what they feel instead saying what people expect them to say. He then mentions how Lear suffered the most out of everyone and that no one is ever going to be able to experience what he did. We can conclude that Shakespeare wants the audience to say what they instead holding it back.
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