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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is one of the main themes of Lear?
2. Who is brought in with a rebel soldier in Act 2, Scene 5?
3. Who is McFearson?
4. What year was <i>Lear</i> written?
5. What happened to Lear before leaving the prison cell?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the production history of Bond's Lear. How has it been received by the public? What characteristics of the play make it controversial? Why?
Essay Topic 2
What is the climax of Lear? How does this climax reflect both the actions in the play and the thematic climax? What has been sacrificed?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Lear and the Ghost. How are these characters similar? How are they different? What is ironic about their friendship?
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