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King Lear: Themes & Analysis

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Which of the following is considered to be one of the central themes that King Lear explores?

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1. Which character directly challenges natural order?

2. What event helps Lear learn to be humble?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Shakespeare's King Lear explores many themes, each of which have various interpretations. With this interactive quiz, you'll be able to fully understand the different themes of the play as well as which characters and events embody each theme.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These practice questions will test you on the following:

  • The central theme of King Lear
  • The character that challenges natural order in the play
  • How King Lear learns humility
  • Characters in the play that explore the theme of redemption
  • The character that represents goodness

Skills Practiced

This quiz will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - define the primary and secondary themes of King Lear
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important concepts from the related lesson King Lear
  • Making connections - interpret how the play's characters and events influence its themes

Additional Learning

To learn more about this famous Shakespearean tragedy, watch the accompanying lesson, King Lear: Themes & Analysis. The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Interpret the themes of good vs. evil, natural order, humility, and family
  • Analyze various critical interpretations of King Lear
  • Understand how the play's conclusion is characteristic of a tragedy instead of a comedy
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