King Lear undergoes a dramatic change that is directly related to theme.
In what ways does Lear develop as a character throughout the play?
Role Reversal of the Parent/ Child relationship
The All or Nothing Motif
How do Lear's words and actions demonstrate his character traits?
How does this play portray ideas of the aging parent and the child's responsibility?
How does the repetition of the words "all" and "nothing" serve to reinforce theme?
Free Will versus Destiny
Dynamic Character Change
How do ideas about blindness advance the theme and characterisation?
How do contrasting ideas regarding free will and destiny highlight the generation gap between parent and child?
In what ways has Lear changed? What caused this change?
Extending Thinking Lesson: