Family Structures – One of the themes in King Lear is family. There are many different family structures within the play. Can you identify the different families in the play? How does each family member relate with their other members? What are the relationships like
Deception – Another major theme in King Lear is deception. What forms does deception take? What characters use deception and do you consider their causes good or evil?
Tragedy – King Lear is one of Shakespeare’s Tragedies. What is tragic about the story? What elements make it a tragedy? Which characters are most tragic? What do you think is the overall, great tragedy within the story?