King Lear

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France Character Analysis

The husband of Cordelia. France is a benevolent character, who takes Cordelia as his wife without a dowry, when she has been rejected by her father, and even sends her back to England with the French army to rectify the wrongs carried out by Goneril and Regan against Lear. However, France only appears in the first scene.
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France Character Timeline in King Lear

The timeline below shows where the character France appears in King Lear. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1, scene 1
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Disintegration, Chaos, Nothingness Theme Icon
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...Regan, Cordelia, and their attendants. Having sent Gloucester to fetch Cordelia's suitors, the lords of France and Burgundy, Lear announces that he has divided his kingdom into three parts. He intends... (full context)
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Gloucester returns with France and Burgundy. Lear addresses Burgundy first, telling him that Cordelia has been disowned. Cordelia interrupts,... (full context)