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Act I, Scene 4: Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. Why does Kent speak in verse and then change to prose in the beginning of the scene?

2. Why does the Fool offer his coxcomb to Kent?

3. Why is the Fool often referred to as the chorus?

4. What behavior does Oswald demonstrate to the King?

5. Why is Goneril angry at her father in this scene?

6. In Lear’s rage against his daughter Goneril, who does he think he can turn to?

7. How many of Lear’s followers does Goneril take from him?

8. What does Goneril do to warn her sister of Lear’s departure from Albany’s palace?

9. How does the Duke of Albany feel about his wife’s actions against the King?

10. What is Goneril’s response to Albany’s fears?

Answers
1. Kent speaks in...

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