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King Lear

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“Let me wipe it first; it smells of mortality”: Act 4, Scene 6

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When Gloucester asks to kiss Lear’s hand in Act 4, Scene 6, the king responds: “Let me wipe it first; it smells of mortality.” By “mortality,” Lear means

Select ALL that apply.

A

humanity.

B

the kingdom.

C

the earth.

D

plague.

E

death.