The Question and Answer section for King Lear is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Hey - we don't have that in Arizona, but good luck!! I hope someone else has some help for you.
I think Lear wanted to relinquish his responsibilities. He knew there was a time for everything and he felt that his age was advanced enough that it was time to retire.
Know that we have divided
In three our kingdom: and 'tis our fast intent
Cordelia refuses to insincerely flatter her father with false estimations of love. She thinks love should be felt rather than proclaimed with empty words.