This was the story of old and tired King Lear. He was awry of the business of his Kingdom and wished only to end his days quietly near his three daughters. Therefore King Lear proposed to divide his kingdom between them. Before dividing his kingdom he wanted to know how much they love him.
Not satisfied with the answer of his youngest daughter, King who loved Cordelia best had wished her to make more extravagant profession of love than her sisters. He divided his kingdom between Goneril and Regan and would live with his daughters by turns.
What happened after that how in the old age both were harsh and undutiful to him and either servants refused to obey his orders. But was the King able to go back to his youngest daughter for peaceful days!