Lear Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What are the characteristics of the traditional tragic hero? What characteristics does Lear embody that make him the tragic hero of the play?

Essay Topic 2

What is the primary motif in Lear? What is the definition of the term "motif"? How does Bond employ this motif as a means to further illustrate his theme?

Essay Topic 3

What is the primary theme of Lear? How is this theme expressed through the characters and the actions of the play?

Essay Topic 4

Describe how Edward Bond's childhood and world events influenced his writing and particularly that of Lear. How does his theme reflect his social and political beliefs?

Essay Topic 5

Compare and contrast the characters of Lear and Cornelia. How do these characters change in the course of the play? How do their interests diverge from one another?

Essay Topic 6

Compare Edward Bond's Lear and Shakespeare's

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