Fortunately for the reader, Cordelia is even more headstrong than she is self-obsessed.
Loyal to her father and bound to the sea, Cordelia wants nothing more than to be acknowledged as truly worth of the Kings name.
For her part, Cordelia ruminates endlessly about the family legacy and her place in it.
As Cordelia learns, the myths that define us are finally meant to be defied, too.
After this enters Lear with the dead Cordelia in his arms, altho he is more than eighty years old and ill.
After this, enter a gentleman with attendants sent by Cordelia to fetch her father.
Only Cordelia noticed the odd smile he gave as he spoke, and she did not know what it meant.
Then the pilgrim discloses to her that he it is who is the King of Gaul, and Cordelia marries him.
"T-that's why," stuttered Cordelia, smiling through tear-wet eyes.
Cordelia lands with French troops to repossess Lear of his kingdom.