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
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Introduction to the Play.
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