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King Lear

After having exiled his loving daughter Cordelia for confronting him with the truth, Old King Lear has been driven out into the storm by his two cruel daughters, where he confronts the wandering beggar whose condition turns out to be an image of his own.


Summary and Study Questions

Background Lectures

Paper Ideas

Reading and Writing Papers

Play Chronology

Elizabethan Attitudes

Elizabethan Rhetorical Figures

Lear Bibliography



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Edited 11/18/00.