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Act 1, Scene 5: Narrative Development

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Act 1, Scene 5 is a short scene. But while it might initially appear like little more than a continuation of the banter between Lear and the Fool (an extension, so to speak, of Scene 4), the scene develops the narrative in quite a few ways.

These include:

Select ALL that apply.

A

presenting Regan’s demands in a letter she sends to Lear, establishing her and Goneril as partners in Lear’s escalating madness.

B

revealing Lear’s awareness of the position he has put himself in, along with his fears about the future.

C

confirming the Fool as a (paradoxically) wise character.

D

giving the Fool a chance to apologize for the way he disrespected Lear in the prior scene.

E

giving the Fool a chance to make a prediction about how things will go between Lear and Regan.