The fool fills the void left by Cordelia in King Lear’s life as his guardian and well wisher.He is able to criticize the King and get away with it. Bu there is no mention of the fool after Act III apart form Lear informing the audience that his fool was hanged. Since, Cordelia is hanged just before the comments, he could have meant it for her as well. However, most believe this suggest that either Edmund was able to kill him or he committed suicide.
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