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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What historical event shaped Edward Bond's writing?
2. What has Cordelia ordered Lear to stop doing?
3. What frightens the pigs, making them run?
4. Where does Act 3 begin?
5. Who kills the Ghost?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe how Bond uses Imagery in Lear to further illustrate his theme and characters. What are some examples from the play? Define the term "imagery" in your answer.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Compare Edward Bond's Lear and Shakespeare's Lear. Why did Bond choose to adapt and essentially rewrite elements of Shakespeare's play? What elements of action and character did he alter? Why?
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