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King Lear (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes

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Publisher Comments:

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

Synopsis:

These new editions of our top-selling CliffsNotes Literature titles (as well as the all-new titles on the previous pages) feature a total redesign from covers to contents and will be more popular with users than ever before. Ask your account representative for details.

Synopsis:

"Cliffs Notes" is aimed at students needing to understand a subject with a minimum of fuss, covering both classic and modern literature. In this Shakespeare play Lear, a ruler in pre-Christian Britain, is betrayed by his daughters.

Synopsis:

In this tragic play, Lear, a ruler in pre-Christian Britain, is described as a "very foolish old man, fourscore and upward." Grossly misjudging his daughters, he endures a harrowing experience and emerges as a man "more sinned against than sinning."

About the Author

Sheri Metzger currently teaches Literature and Composition in the University Honors Program and in the English Department at The University of New mexico. Sheri has taught at UNM for the past ten years.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764585821
Author:
Metzger, Sheri
Publisher:
Cliffs Notes
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Shakespeare, william, 1564-1616
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
Tragedy
Subject:
Kings and rulers in literature
Subject:
Lear, King (Legendary character)
Subject:
Lear, King
Subject:
Examinations
Subject:
Lear, King (Legendary character), in literatu
Subject:
Literature (Cliffs Notes)
Subject:
Reference-Study Notes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Cliffsnotes Literature Guides
Series Volume:
90-21
Publication Date:
June 2000
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in

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Product details 128 pages Cliffs Notes - English 9780764585821 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , These new editions of our top-selling CliffsNotes Literature titles (as well as the all-new titles on the previous pages) feature a total redesign from covers to contents and will be more popular with users than ever before. Ask your account representative for details.
"Synopsis" by , "Cliffs Notes" is aimed at students needing to understand a subject with a minimum of fuss, covering both classic and modern literature. In this Shakespeare play Lear, a ruler in pre-Christian Britain, is betrayed by his daughters.
"Synopsis" by , In this tragic play, Lear, a ruler in pre-Christian Britain, is described as a "very foolish old man, fourscore and upward." Grossly misjudging his daughters, he endures a harrowing experience and emerges as a man "more sinned against than sinning."
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