king lear and his daughters completing story : Once upon a time, there was a king in England Named Lear. He had three daughters. One day he made up his mind to divide his kingdom among them. So he called them in the court and asked each of them how much they loved him. The three daughters were Goneril, the eldest Regan and the youngest cordelia. The king ordered Goneril to speak first. The eldest told her father that she had loved him more than word could say. She also said that her father was dearer than eyesight and liberty. It was beyond what one could imagine. She loved him more than a child ever loved its father, she concluded.
Then came the turn of the second daughter. She told her father that she loved him as her elder sister did. At that moment the king became very happy. Then he asked his younger daughter to tell her love for him. It is noted that the king loved her very dearly and thought himself that she would tell him more than her two sisters. But what happened was quite disappointing. cordelia told him that she loved according to her bond, no more, no less. Hearing this the king got furious and told her to change it. But she argued that her sisters told him lies. She questioned that if they loved him more, what about their husbands. But the king was so shocked at her that he could not accept anything she uttered.
Finally the king disinherited his youngest daughter and divided his kingdom between Goneril and Regan. Cordelia took shelter in a forest. One day the Prince of France came hunting and saw her. He became very impressed at her beauty and married her.
In the meantime, the king became the burden of the two daughters. They did not like the king as before. He felt great shocked understanding the falsehood of his two daughters. He became very sick. One day the two daughters drove him away of the kingdom. Cordelia came to know that and forwarded with French army to the kingdom and rescued his father. The King Understood the real love of his youngest beloved daughter.