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King Lear Characters

The First Servant has been one of Cornwall’s employees since his childhood.

He cannot bear to see Cornwall tormenting Gloucester, and tries to stop him from tearing out Gloucester’s second eye. He insults Regan to his face and goes so far as to draw his sword on his master, only to fall and die when Regan stabs him from behind. He does however manage to deal Cornwall a blow that will kill him in time.

 

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