Election Day is November 3rd! Make sure your voice is heard
No Fear Act 2 Scene 2
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OSWALD

Why, what a monstrous fellow art thou, thus to rail on one that is neither known of thee nor knows thee!

OSWALD

What an ogre you are to slander someone you don’t know, and who doesn’t know you!

KENT

What a brazen-faced varlet art thou to deny thou knowest me! Is it two days ago since I tripped up thy heels and beat thee before the king? Draw, you rogue, for though it be night yet the moon shines. I’ll make a sop o' th' moonshine of you. (draws his sword) Draw, you whoreson cullionly barber-monger, draw!

KENT

What a shameless jerk you are to pretend you don’t know me! It was just two days ago that I tripped you and beat you up in front of the king. Draw your sword, scoundrel. It may be nighttime, but there’s enough moonlight to fight by. I’ll make ground beef out of you. (he draws his sword) Draw, you affected, preening son of a bitch! Draw your sword!

OSWALD

30Away! I have nothing to do with thee.

OSWALD

Get away from me! I’ve got nothing to do with you.

KENT

Draw, you rascal. You come with letters against the king and take Vanity the puppet’s part against the royalty of her father. Draw, you rogue, or I’ll so carbonado your shanks. Draw, you rascal! Come your ways.

KENT

Draw your sword, you jerk! You come here with letters against the king, and you take his conceited daughter’s side against his royal highness. Draw your sword, scoundrel, or I’ll slice your thighs like flank steak. Draw your sword! Come on!

OSWALD

35Help, ho! Murder! Help!

OSWALD

Help! Murderer! Help!

KENT

Strike, you slave. Stand, rogue. Stand, you neat slave, strike! (strikes OSWALD)

KENT

Fight, peasant. Don’t run away, scoundrel. Stand and fight, you overdressed servant, fight! (he hits OSWALD)

OSWALD

Help, ho! Murder, murder!

OSWALD

Help! Murder, murder!
Enter EDMUND the bastard with his rapier drawn, the Duke of CORNWALL, the Duchess REGAN, GLOUCESTER, and servants
EDMUND enters with his sword drawn, followed by the Duke of CORNWALL, the Duchess REGAN, GLOUCESTER, and servants.

EDMUND

How now? What’s the matter? Part.

EDMUND

What’s going on here? Get away from each other.

KENT

40 (to EDMUND) With you, goodman boy, if you please. Come,
I’ll flesh ye. Come on, young master.

KENT

(to EDMUND) Well, kid, let’s see you fight. Come on, I’ll show you how.