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King Lear

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Lear’s Flight: Act 4, Scene 6

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In Act 4, Scene 6, Lear runs offstage because

Select ALL that possibly apply.

A

he thinks the Gentleman has overheard Lear’s threat to kill his sons-in-law, and fears the repercussions.

B

he believes he has no allies in this confrontation, and flees in sorrow over this fact.

C

he misunderstands that the Gentleman and his attendants have orders to bring him to Goneril and Regan.

D

he misunderstands that the Gentleman and his attendants have orders to bring him to Cordelia.

E

he knows that the Gentleman and his attendants have orders to bring him to Cordelia, and he does not want to see her.