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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 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

What does Fontanelle's execution and subsequent on-stage autopsy contribute to the play? What change comes about because of this scene? Do you agree or disagree with the choice to put this scene on stage? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Epic Theater. What elements of Bond's Lear are characteristic of Epic Theater? What ideals does Bond share with Brecht? How does the style of Lear reflect this?

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