King Lear Act 1 scene 4-5
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___________________ King Lear
Activity C: Kent and the Fool both offer scathing criticism of Lear’s decision to renounce his kingship. Use
the diagram below to collect insightful evidence of their separate critiques.
"No, sir, but there’s
something about your
face that makes me
want to serve you."
"An honest guy who’s
as poor as the king."
Kent’s argument was meant to win
the love of Lear. Kent’s concealed
his identity to avoid being
recognized by Lear, and his
arguments seemed to support
Lear’s actions as a way of winning
his love and trust.
What is their
"Please tell him that his
income is nothing, now that
he’s given his lands away. He
won’t believe a fool."
"Well, you’ve given away all
your other rightful titles. The
title of “fool” is the only one
"So that he always has a roof
over his head. He can’t give
his house away to his
daughters, leaving himself
Fool’s argument was meant to
make Lear realize that his decision
to divide the kingdom to his three
daughters was a terrible mistake.
The Fool even uses the snail to
make Lear realize his mistake, but
Lear fails to identify this.
Points to Consider: Be sure to reference textual examples and paraphrases when answering the following
A. Do you think Kent and the Fool’s protests go too far or not fa...
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