King Lear: Identity and Disguise

Identity and disguise in King Lear -Different ways of disguise.- Kent and Edgar LITERALLY disguise themselves- Regan and Gonerill have disguises when they claim they love Lear during the love test. Hyperbolic language and verse is used to disguise their true feelings. They are hiding their true identity.-Edmund challenges the injustice of his identity of being a bastard.- The Fool
Gonerill “I love you more than word and wield the matter”
Edmond ‘Why brand us with ‘base’?’with bastardy? baseness? base, base?”I grow; I prosper; Now gods, stand up for bastards!’

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