Help with Questions to King Lear: Gloucester is no less a tragic figure than his king
- ‘Gloucester is no less a tragic figure than his king.’ To what extent can you agree with this view?
- By considering the dramatic effects of King Lear, evaluate the view that ‘despite the appalling suffering, the world of the play is not without hope’.
- In which ways is King Lear timeless, yet clearly a play of its times?
- Discuss Shakespeare’s exploration of the role of language, as portrayed through King Lear.
- How justified are critics in regarding King Lear as a major tragedy?