King Lear semester study guide

Why does the Duke of Burgundy refuse to marry Cordelia in Act I of ???????????????? ????????????????? * He won’t wed a princess without a dowry.
In ???????????????? ????????????????, a coxcomb is a/an Fool’s cap
Why does Lear disinherit his youngest daughter? Her declaration of love for Lear strikes him as too cold.
In Act I, scene iv at Albany’s castle, Lear asks, “Your name, fair gentlewoman?” This is an indication that Lear believes Goneril has changed drastically.
In Act I, scene iv at Albany’s castle, Lear asks, “Your name, fair gentlewoman?” This is an indication that Lear believes Goneril has changed drastically.
“Which they will make an obedient father,” said the Fool in Act I about Lear and his daughters. This is an example of which literary device? irony
The Earl of Kent protests King Lear’s actions when he disinherits his youngest daughter. Kent said, “I’ll tell thee thou dost evil.” What are the consequences Kent faces for disagreeing with the King? Kent is banished from the country.
Kent’s line, “Freedom lives hence, and banishment is here,” is an example of what literary device? paradox
When Cordelia is disowned she goes to France to marry the King.
In Act I of ???????????????? ????????????????, the audience infers the Fool’s major role is to remind Lear of the folly of the King’s own behavior.
Edmund tricks Gloucester into believing that Edgar has been plotting against Gloucester’s life.
Edmund makes Gloucester think Edgar wants to cause him harm. Edmund accomplishes this by allowing Gloucester to see a letter he was “hiding.”
Cordelia: “Good my lord/You have begot me, bred me, lov’d me: I/Return those duties back as are right fit,/Obey you, love you, and most honor you./Why have my sisters husbands, if they say/They love you all? Happily, when I shall wed,/That lord whose hand must take my plight shall carry/Half my love with him, half my care and duty.” These lines reveal the character of Cordelia to be realistic
In the lines from Cordelia from another question on this quiz (“Good my lord . . . half my care and duty”), she reinforces her primary point by employing a/an paradox
In Act I of ???????????????? ????????????????, the character of King Lear is characterized by which of the following: I. rashness; II. pride; III. dishonesty I and II only
Lear left Albany for all of the following EXCEPT It was time for his visit to Cordelia.
serves Lear in disguise Duke of Kent
aging ruler of England King Lear
Goneril’s faithful servant Oswald
Lear’s youngest daughter Cordelia
illegitimate son of the Duke of Gloucester Edmund
“…—Know that we have divided/In three our kingdom, and ’tis our fast intent/To shake all cares and business from our age,Conferring them on younger strengths while we/Unburdened crawl toward death.” King Lear
“I am made of that self mettle as my sister,/and prize me at her worth.” Regan
“Then poor Cordelia!/And yet not so, since I am sure my love’s/More ponderous than my tongue.” Cordelia
“Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave/My heart into my mouth. I love your majesty/According to my bond, no more nor less.” Cordelia
“Here I disclaim all my paternal care,/Propinquity, and property of blood,/And as a stranger to my heart and me/Hold thee from this for ever.” King Lear
“Give me an egg, nuncle, and I’ll give thee two crowns.” Fool
“…Thou shalt find/That I’ll resume the shape which thou dost think/I have cast off for ever. Thou shalt, I warrant thee.” * King Lear
“O Lear, Lear, Lear!/Beat at this gate that let thy folly in/And thy dear judgment out!” King Lear
“The hedge-sparrow fed the cuckoo so long,/That it’s had it head bit off by it young.” Fool
“Ingratitude, thou marble-hearted fiend,/More hideous when thou show’st thee in a child/Than the sea monster.” someone
In Act II all of the following are ways that Lear is made to feel humiliated EXCEPT Gloucester locks the door
Who gave the order to shut the doors of Gloucester’s castle after Lear’s dramatic departure? Regan
Kent is put into the stocks for his abuse of Oswald
Gloucester calling Edmund a “loyal and natural boy” is ironic because Edmund is: I. disloyal; II. behaving in an unnatural manner for a son; and/or III. known for being Gloucester’s illegitimate son I, II, and III
In Act II, scene 1, Edmund encourages Edgar to flee before Gloucester arrives. What does Edmund then do to increase Gloucester’s anger and his view of Edgar as villain? * stabs himself in the arm
When Edgar is disguised and pretending to be insane, what name does he use? * Tom O’Bedlam
What does Edgar do to disguise himself? I. smear mud on his face; II. tangle his hair; III. strip naked and cover himself with a blanket I and II only
When King Lear goes out into the storm, who loyally goes and stays with him? Fool and Kent
“Fortune, good night; smile once more; turn thy wheel!” kent
“Fetch forth the stocks!/You stubborn knave, you reverend braggart,/We’ll teach you -“ Cornwall
“I gave you all–“ King Lear
“A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a/base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited,/hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a/lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson,/glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogue” Kent
“…O fool, I shall go mad!” King Lear
“…Shut up your doors:/He is attended with a desperate train.” * Regan
“Winter’s not gone yet, if the wild geese fly that way.” Fool
old earl who misjudges his sons Gloucester
organizes a trial in a farm house Lear
heir disguised as Tom O’ Bedlam * Edgar
old man who foolishly gives up his power * Lear
Goneril’s moral spouse Albany
the “last and least” of Lear’s daughters * Cordelia
scheming illegitimate son Edmund
hot-tempered, brutal duke Cornwall
loyal earl disguised as a commoner Kent
This storm scene in Act III can be interpreted as: I. a symbol of the break down of the natural order in England; II. the rage of the gods at man’s inhumanity; III. a symbol of man’s ability to outsmart a beast; and/or IV. an external expression of Lear’s inner anguish. * I, II, and IV only
The words in the first line are an example of: I. Personification; II. Apostrophe; and/or III. Metaphor I and II only
These words are spoken by whom? Lear
“But where the greater malady is fixed/The lesser is scarce felt. Thou’dst shun a bear,/But if thy flight lay toward the raging sea/Thou’dst meet the bear i’ th’ mouth.” Spoken by? Lear
These lines can best be described as an aphorism followed by an allusion
What is the speaker’s realization in these lines? he has lacked empathy for the poor
Who speaks these lines? Lear
The purpose of the Fool in ???????????????? ???????????????? is to confront the King with the truth
Which city is being invaded by the King of France’s army? Dover
Why is the Earl of Gloucester maimed? He gives aid to Lear in the storm
In Act III, Scene 4, Lear states that “this tempest in my mind/Doth from my sense take all feeling else.” What revelation is he having? Lear realizes his madness
Who told Cornwall about Gloucester’s letter * Edmund
The Earl of Gloucester is maimed by whom? Cornwall and Regan
“One minded like the weather, most unquietly” refers to he comparison of the storm inside Lear’s mind with the storm outside
During the first two Acts of ???????????????? ????????????????, Gloucester was blind to the action of his son. Once blinded in Act III, he can see the folly of his decisions and his reactions to each of his sons. This is an example of irony
Lear tears off his clothes in Act III, Scene 4 to represent * the pitiful state of man
Who told Gloucester the truth about his sons? Regan
In Act III, the audience sees Lear express concern for others on three different occasions. Which of the following is NOT one of those occasions? * He is horrified by the torture inflicted on Gloucester
The character has wounds inflicted on him by his own servant Cornwall
Who states the following line from Act III: “The younger rises when the old doth fall.” Edmund
All of the following are true about the Old Man in Act IV except He is a loyal tenant of Gloucester’s
What image does Shakespeare use frequently in ???????????????? ???????????????? to describe human life? a serpent
What has Lear created from “all the idle weeds that grow in our sustaining corn” from the fields near Dover? a crown
Gloucester wants to commit suicide by jumping off a cliff
How does Shakespeare make the audience understand that the events occurring in England are rapidly escalating? short scenes switching back and forth
“As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods./They kill us for their sport.” The speaker of these lines is Gloucester
What literary device is used to compare boys who tear the wings off flies to the gods? simile
Act IV, Scene 4 focuses on Cordelia. What does she plan to do? restore her father’s sanity
This dynamic character changes from a passive husband to one speaking extremely harshly to Goneril as he vows to avenge the blinding of Gloucester. Albany
In a conversation with Kent, a Gentleman states, “There she shook the holy water from her heavenly eyes, and clamour-moisten’d: then away she started to deal with grief alone.” Who is this good and pure character referred to as “she”? Cordelia
What does Edmund give the Captain? * Note
Who kills Edmund? Edgar
Who says the following: “And my poor fool is hanged. No, no, no life?Why should a dog, horse, a rat have life, And thou no breath at all? Thou’lt come no more,Never, never, never, never, never.—–“ Lear
How is Gloucester saved from harm in Act V, Scene 2? Edgar leads him under a tree
What happens to Lear at the end of the play? * He dies looking at Cordelia’s lips
In Act V, scene 3, Edmund reveals what he has set in motion for Cordelia and Lear. What is evidenced when Edmund says, “Some good I mean to do,/Despite of mine own nature”? * He develops a conscience
“Vex not his ghost. O, let him pass? He hates him/That would upon the rack of this tough world/Stretch him out longer.” This is an example of a(n): Foreshadowing
“That from your first of difference and decay/Have followed your sad steps” would contain a(n): paradox
What happens to Reagan in Act V? She is poisoned by Goneril
Albany’s character is more developed than Cornwall’s . What does the development of his character show when compared to his wife, Goneril, Cornwall, and Edmund? Humanity and acting for the whole of Britain

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