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- trace the development of the main plot in the play and indicate how and where the subplot parallels the main plot.
- trace and analyze the development of the following characters: Lear, Cordelia, Regan, Goneril, Kent, Gloucester, Edgar, Edmund, Cornwall, Albany, Oswald.
- trace the causes, symptoms, and consequences of the developing madness that plagues King Lear throughout the play.
- trace and analyze relationships between characters, especially between Lear and Cordelia, Regan and Goneril, Edmund and Edgar, and Gloucester and Edgar.
- respond to multiple-choice questions similar to those that appear on the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition exam.
- respond to writing prompts similar to those that appear on the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition exam.
- offer a close reading of King Lear and support all assertions and interpretations with direct evidence from the text, from authoritative critical knowledge of the genre, or from authoritative criticism of the play.
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