any body have any help/solutions for 2006 HL English paper two Lear ii) question?
'Reading or seeing Lear is a horrifying as well as an uplifting experience'? Please help.
- Lear abuses his power irresponsibly in the love test
- pain of filial ingratitude (‘sharper than a serpent’s tooth’)
- Lear’s agony and madness are described in graphic terms
- Gloucester’s blinding
- treachery of Edmund, Goneril, Regan, etc.
- deaths of Lear and Cordelia
- imagery of violence, brutality, etc.
- loyalty of Kent, the Fool, etc.
- recovery of Lear and Gloucester from their moral blindness
- Christian notions in the play
- Lear’s social and philosophical insights
- human resilience
- Lear’s reconciliation with Cordelia
- powerful and uplifting language
Taken from the marking scheme!