The eldest daughter of King Lear. Cordelia is the only one of Lear's girls who isn't willing to suck up to her father for the sake of her inheritance. When the old man asks her how much she loves him, instead of gushing and stroking his ego, she tells the truth, I love you as much as a daughter should love her father. Lear gets pissed and sends her away. Meanwhile her sisters Regan and Goneril, dispite their proclaimations of love for Lear, secretly plot againt him.