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King Lear handed his title as king to Goneril and Regan. They quickly began to go power crazy and no longer cared for their father. Goneril and Regan betrayed Lear, and left him out in the storm showing absolutely no remorse. After Lear lost his power he began to go mad, and his two daughters showed no compassion towards him because he no longer had anything to offer to them.The betrayal they demonstrated towards their father causedLear to realize that he never should have disowned Cordelia.