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King Lear

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Kent’s Insults: Act 2, Scene 2

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The insults Kent directs at Oswald in this scene include

Select ALL that apply.

A

that he does not like Oswald’s face.

B

that, if given permission, Kent would grind him into a plaster and use it to cover the walls of an outhouse.

C

that Oswald could not defeat Kent in a sword fight because his hands are too accustomed to gestures of submission.

D

that even nature repudiates Oswald.

E

that Oswald is like a dog, who stupidly and unquestioningly follows its master, and like a rat, who gnaws through the very ropes that bind people together.