Edmund Essay Topics

William Shakespeare and Lear

Discussion Questions Scene i 1. What is the question Lear asks his daughters before he makes the division of his kingdom final? What does he expect of his daughters? 2. What is Cordelia’s answer to Lear’s question, and why is Lear outraged by her response? 3. How does Kent’s reaction to Lear’s banishment of Cordelia… View Article

Nature in King Lear

The Tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare is founded on the theme of Nature portrayed throughout the play from Lear’s kingship to personal human relations, from representations of the physical world to notions of the gods, from the portrayal of human nature to the use of animal imagery. Nature is the core of the… View Article

Structure of King Lear

Shakespeare’s King Lear is a five-act tragedy. Most Elizabethan theatre adheres to the five-act structure, which corresponds to divisions in the action. The first act is the Exposition, in which the playwright sets forth the problem and introduces the main characters. In King Lear, Act I establishes the nature of the conflict between Cordelia and… View Article