CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's King Lear

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's King Lear

by Sheri Metzger

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Overview

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

In CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's King Lear, you explore one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies—the gripping story of greed, treachery, and murder among sisters; and the foolhardiness and revelation of a father.

This study guide carefully walks you through every twist and turn of Shakespeare's classic by providing summaries and critical analyses of each act and scene of the play. You'll also explore the life and background of the "Bard" himself—William Shakespeare. Other features that help you study include

  • Character analyses of major players
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Critical essays
  • A review section that tests your knowledge
  • Glossaries of difficult words and phrases

Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544182455
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 07/01/2000
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 971,191
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Sheri Metzger is an experienced author and lecturer who teaches regular and honors Literature and Composition classes at the University of New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Life and Background of the Playwright.

Introduction to the Play.

Critical Commentaries.

Act I.

Act II.

Act III.

Act IV.

Act V.

Character Analyses.

Critical Essays.

CliffsNotes Review.

CliffsNotes Resource Center.

Index.

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