Now, gods, stand up for bastards! : 1.2

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Now, gods, stand up for bastards! : 1.2. Stuck on plot?. 1-23:O ur first soliloquy! Edmund- Gloucester’s bastard son- craftily argues his superiority and the unfairness of not being able to inherit. He holds up a forged letter he is hoping to use to plot for the land he wants.
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Now, gods, stand up for bastards! : 1.2 Stuck on plot? 1-23:Our first soliloquy! Edmund- Gloucester’s bastard son- craftily argues his superiority and the unfairness of not being able to inherit. He holds up a forged letter he is hoping to use to plot for the land he wants. 24-108: Gloucester is flustered by the preceding events and Edmund feigns hiding the letter he forged only to manipulate his father into thinking Edgar- the legitimate son- has written for help in “disposing” of Gloucester and inheriting earlier. Stuck on plot? 110-140: Gloucester, now enraged by this info, plays right into Edmund’s plot. Edmund now urges dear old dad to “chill.” He offers to broach his brother about the letter while Gloucester listens in (spying is a Shakespearean nuance). Gloucester leaves but not before recapping how uneasy he feels about the “late eclipses of sun and moon.” He exits 145- end: Edgar (innocent of all this!) says ‘what up bro’ only to be met with urgent news from Edmund that essentially amounts to “dad’s mad at you. Make yourself scarce and carry a weapon.” Thus, Edmund plants suspicion (for Gloucester), and anxiety (for Edgar) in the emotions of his family in order to manipulate!
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