King Lear Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Would Edgar would make a good King of England? Why or why not? Please support your answer with examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

What is the definition of a hero? Using examples from the play, is there a hero in King Lear? If so, who is it and why? If not, why is there no hero in the play?

Essay Topic 3

What is the tone of the play's ending? Is the ending hopeful, dramatic, pessimistic, mysterious or something else? Why might Shakespeare have chosen to end the play in this manner? Please support your answer with examples from the text.

Essay Topic 4

Using examples from the text, how are Goneril and Regan alike and different in their actions, characteristic, motivations, and reaction to their father?

Essay Topic 5

Blindness is a theme throughout King Lear. Where is this theme in evidence in the play, what different...

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