In King Lear, one of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies, Lear divides his kingdom between two daughters who encourage his decision through their flattery. However, King Lear disinherits his youngest daughter Cordelia who truly loves him yet refuses to engage in insincere praise. This division of his kingdom leads King Lear to tragedy and madness as families and factions plot to overthrow one another. This classic Shakespearean work explores themes of justice, authority, and reconciliation, and reveals the wisdom which can be gained through suffering.
The King Lear Student Book contains vocabulary studies, reading notes, comprehension questions, Socratic discussion questions, work with quotes, and literary and rhetorical devices. The King Lear Student Book is designed to guide students through the grammar, logic, and rhetoric stages towards the central proposition that gives the story ultimate meaning and expression. Upper-School Student books are now in a smaller, non-consumable format. The format of these guides helps older students transition away from a workbook mentality and prepares them for college classes by teaching them to take their own notes and glean information from lectures, class discussions, and the text. The answers are contained in the King Lear Teacher Guide.
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