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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why doesn't Thomas want the others to stay at the house?

2. Whom does Carpenter have tied up when he arrives in Act 2, Scene 5?

3. How does Fontanelle die?

4. What do the prisoners pass around in Act 2, Scene 5?

5. Who says, "I came here when I was cold and hungry and afraid. I wasn't turned away, and I won't turn anyone away"?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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

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