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“Is he array’d?” (Act 4, Scene 7)

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In Act 4, Scene 7, Cordelia’s first question to the Doctor when he tells her that he is going to wake Lear is: “Is he array’d”?

What are the possible reasons that Cordelia asks this question?

Select ALL that apply.

A

Cordelia wants to ensure that her father is physically and psychically ready to be woken before the Doctor does so.

B

Cordelia’s modesty prevents her from seeing her father in any state of undress.

C

Cordelia wants the Doctor to respect her father as king, and this will be more instinctively done if Lear is wearing his royal garments.

D

Cordelia prefers to see her father in his royal garments.

E

Cordelia thinks it will be good for Lear to recall himself as the king he was, in his royal garments.