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Dramatic Irony: Act 3, Scene 4

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Which of the following serves as an example of dramatic irony in Act 3, Scene 4?

Select ALL that apply.

A

When Gloucester says that Lear’s “daughters seek his death,” and the audience knows that Lear’s daughters also seek Gloucester’s death.

B

When Gloucester says that he has come to bring the king to “fire and food,” and the audience knows that Gloucester no longer has a home to bring him to.

C

When Gloucester mourns the absence of Kent, and the audience knows that Kent is right there.

D

When Gloucester mourns his outlawed son Edgar, and the audience knows that Edgar has not really been outlawed.

E

When Gloucester mourns his outlawed son Edgar, and the audience knows that this is Poor Tom’s true identity.