In one word, describe how you feel about King Lear?
King Lear is a play written by William Shakespeare about a King who divides his kingdom among his three daughters. This play is filled with intense emotions and is a great way to explore themes such as loyalty, power, and family. It is a great way for 7th graders to explore these themes and discuss them in an in-depth way.
Exploring King Lear
Foolery - The use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of a play. Tragedy - A form of drama in which a protagonist of noble stature is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances. Dramatic Irony - A technique used in literature and film in which the audience is aware of something that a character in the story is not, thus creating an irony.
How does King Lear's tragic story affect you?
- It makes me sad.
- It makes me think about the consequences of bad decisions.
- It shows the importance of family.
- It teaches me to be selfless.
- It shows that wisdom comes with age.
King Lear was first performed in 1606, making it one of Shakespeare's earliest plays. The first quarto of King Lear was published with the title The True Chronicle History of King Lear and His Three Daughters in 1608. King Lear contains the longest line in any of Shakespeare's plays with 'O, how this mother swells up toward my heart!'
Did you know?
What is the significance of the storm scene in King Lear?
What role do the gods play in King Lear?
How does King Lear's descent into madness impact the overall themes and message of the play?
What themes in King Lear can you identify?
How do the characters in King Lear reflect the themes?
Who is your favourite character
- Option 1
- Option 2
- Option 3
- Option 4