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Lear’s description of the life he imagines he and Cordelia will experience in prison is BEST understood as
an intimation that Lear knows that he and Cordelia will die.
a representation of Lear’s conjectures about the afterlife.
a depiction of what life was like in Lear’s Britain before he divided the kingdom between Goneril and Regan.
an extension of the denial of reality that has characterized Lear throughout the play.
an extension of the contrition that has characterized Lear throughout the play.