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King Lear

King Lear

  

by William Shakespeare

Discussion & Essay Questions

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  1. "Which of you shall we say doth love us most?"  That's the question King Lear asks his daughters so he can determine which one will get the biggest piece of land when he retires.  Discuss the consequences of King Lear's decision to stage this love test.  Does it turn out the way he hopes?  How does this decision impact the way events unfold in the play?