Lear Test | 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 is the Ghost upset with Lear in Act 3, Scene 3?

2. Who arrives asking for water in Act 3, Scene 1?

3. Where does Act 3, Scene 4 take place?

4. Who says, "Men destroy themselves and say it's their duty? It's not possible"?

5. Who is McFearson?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Define the term "foreshadowing." What are examples of foreshadowing in Bond's Lear? What is the purpose of his use of foreshadowing? Does it create tension? Does it set up irony? Does it reflect the theme?

Essay Topic 3

Do you empathize with any characters in the play? Who? Why do you feel regard or disregard for these characters? Cite examples from the text.

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