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The Tragedy of King Lear

In a place far away and long ago, in times very much like ours, a King once split his lands among his beautiful daughters, intending to give his favourite child the best portion... and in so doing, he unleashed an evil he'd never imagined possible...

ARROGANCE, PRIDE, ingratitude greed DECEIT ambition BLACKMAIL betrayal - NOTHING is as it seems.... "NOTHING WILL COME OF NOTHING"

QUESTIONS:

Act I:

Act II:

Act III:

ACT BY ACT SYNOPSIS



Nature, Madness, and the Fool: INVERSIONS

TERMS (HAMARTIA, ETC) AND ELIZABETHAN CONCEPT OF ORDER


Passage analysis:

Freytag's Pyramid:

Characteristics of the Tragic Figure:
Issues and themes in Lear:

Tragic Hero: Aristotelian, Shakespearean, Modern Tragic Figure