Analysis of Act 3, Scene 2

A horrendous storm of wind, rain, thunder and lighting hits. Lear stands in the storm swearing at it. He calls these elements "servile ministers" of his "two pernicous daughters" which they have sent to battle the King. The fool, standing by Lear's side, whines and frantically urges him to find indoor shelter. However, Lear, in a rage, screams into the storm for more punishment. Kent then comes, finding the delirious Lear confronting the storm. He then convinces Lear to seek shelter in a nearby cave. They walk off, leaving behind the fool who recites a paradoxical prophecy.