competitions end with a winner and a loser. Cordelia ends up losing after declining to participate in the game. Lear also loses after he retires and abdicates his role as a king. It is impossible for Cordelia to be a Ling without a kingdom. The country which is set to be subdivided and will have less principalities will not have the strength and unity to survive as separate entities. Insurrection and civil war tend to be always the inevitable repercussions of Lear’s actions. The loves test forces Goneril and Regan to continue competing against their younger sister

who was favored. Eventually

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