King Lear Character Questions

Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia King Lear’s daughters from oldest to youngest are…(write in this format: ______, ______, and ______)
Edgar Gloucester’s legitimate son is named….
Goneril, Regan, Edmund The “bad children” are….(write in this format: ______, ______, ______)
Cordelia, Edgar The “good children” are….(write in this format: ______, ______)
Albany Who is the “good” son-in-law of Lear?
Cornwall Who is the “bad” son-in-law of Lear who gouges Gloucester’s eyes out?
Kent, Edgar, Albany Who are the three characters who live at the end?(write in this format: ______, ______, ______)
Edmund Gloucester’s illegitimate son is named….
Burgundy Which character decided not to marry Cordelia because she had no money?
King of France Which character married Cordelia even without any money or her father’s approval?
Kent Who was King Lear’s extremely loyal-to-the-point-of-stupidity servant?
Fool The loyal, comedic, and honest character, who does NOT live up to his name in terms of intelligence.
Goneril This character dies by committing suicide.
Regan This character dies because they are poisoned.
Cordelia This character dies by execution.
Gloucester This character dies from shock and joy.
King Lear This character dies out of grief.
Edmund This character is killed in a duel.
Cornwall This character dies when they are mortally wounded by a servant of Gloucester.
Cornwall This character is the husband of Regan.
Albany This character is the husband of Goneril.
Which of the two Dukes does Kent suggest Lear prefers? Albany
Which important characters are not present at the division ceremony? Fool, France, Burgundy, Edgar
Who is older, Edmund or Edgar? Edgar
Who speaks of their love for Lear first? Goneril
When does Kent say he will be “unmannerly”? When lear is mad
How long does Kent have to leave the kingdom? 5 days
Who marries Cordelia? France
Who is Edmund’s goddess? Nature
Who confirms that it is Edgar’s handwriting in the letter? Edmund
How does Goneril instruct Oswald to treat Lear and his men? With weary negligence and cold looks
How does Kent suggest he is going to disguise himself? By putting on voices
What does Kent say is “the best of him”? Diligence
How many Knights does Lear have with him in this scene? 4
Who ignores Lear in this scene? Oswald
How long has the fool been absent? 2 days
Why has he been away? Crying for cordelia
What does this behavior suggest about the character of the fool? He loves cordelia
What do the Fool’s comments suggest about his knowledge of I.i.? He knows what has happened even though he wasn’t there
Who is it who can tell Lear who he is? his shadow
How many followers of Lear does Goneril get rid of? 50
What thought does Lear take comfort in when his authority is challenged by Goneril? “I have another daughter yet”
Who speaks out in favor of Lear in this scene? Albany
What does Goneril do to quiet him? cuts him off
Who takes Goneril’s letter to Regan and what does it say? Oswald, what Goneril has done to Lear so that Regan is warned
What does Lear get Kent to do at the end of the scene5? Take a letter to Regan (at Gloucester’s house) but tell her nothing more
Who is Curan? Member of Gloucester’s house
What does Edmund say Edgar was attempting to do? Kill Gloucester
How does Gloucester link himself to Lear’s fate? my heart is cracked
Where does Kent tell Oswald to put his horses? In the mire
Why does Kent violently insult Oswald? His disrespect for Lear and his cold reception from Regan
What reason does Oswald give for “sparing” Kent’s life? His grey beard
How long does Kent have to sit in the stocks and who decided this? Until the following morning, Regan
Who does Edgar become in this scene? Tom o’ Bedlam
What does Lear fear he is succumbing to in this scene? Hysterica Passio
What excuse do Regan and Cornwall give for refusing to speak to Lear? They are tired

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