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. What is used to kill Bodice?

2. Where does Act 2, Scene 6 take place?

3. How much time passes between Act 3, Scene 1 and Act 3, Scene 3?

4. What are the soldiers studying in Act 2, Scene 5?

5. Who is Susan's husband?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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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