There remains a constancy of manipulation as the play progresses. First from Regan and Goneril as they attempt to take the kingdom out from under Lear's power and away from the just Cordelia. And later from Edmund, He tricks his father, Gloucester, into believing his half-brother, Edgar, is plotting against their father. The children are all extremely power hungry and searching for ways do deprive their powerful fathers of their forces and authority. Eventually they do so in discovering the blindess of their fathers to the truth and reality.