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King Lear

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Lear’s Final Condition

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By the time of Lear’s re-entrance at the close of Act 5, Scene 3, his madness is such that

Select ALL that apply.

A

he cannot distinguish between a dead body and a living one.

B

he accuses the play’s most compassionate characters of pitilessness.

C

he accuses the play’s most loyal characters of treachery.

D

he is reduced to repetitive speech.

E

his subjects question whether the world is ending.