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Professor Regina Buccola of Roosevelt University explains the main characters in William Shakespeare's play King Lear.
|King Lear||Lear is king of Britain, but he is tired and ready to step down at the end of a long life. Read More|
|Edmund||Edmund is Gloucester's younger, illegitimate son. He is a scheming manipulator. Read More|
|Edgar||Edgar is Gloucester's older, legitimate son. He is loyal to his father. Read More|
|Earl of Gloucester||Gloucester is a loyal nobleman and the father of Edgar and Edmund. Read More|
|Cordelia||Cordelia, Lear's youngest daughter, is sincere and saintly. Read More|
|Goneril||Goneril is Lear's eldest daughter. She is power-mad and unscrupulous. Read More|
|Regan||Regan is Lear's middle daughter. She is treacherous and cold. Read More|
|Curan||Curan is a gentleman of Gloucester's house.|
|Duke of Albany||Goneril's husband is measured and careful.|
|Duke of Burgundy||The Duke of Burgundy wants to marry Cordelia but retreats when Lear removes her dowry.|
|Duke of Cornwall||The Duke of Cornwall, Regan's husband, is a violent, self-interested traitor.|
|Earl of Kent||The Earl of Kent serves the king loyally even when banished.|
|First Servant||Cornwall's servant attacks his master in an effort to keep him from blinding Gloucester.|
|The Fool||The Fool is the king's companion and guide.|
|King of France||The King of France is Cordelia's suitor. He shows his true love for Cordelia by marrying her even though Lear has removed her dowry.|
|Oswald||Oswald is Goneril's steward.|