King Lear
King Lear
by William Shakespeare

King Lear Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Vision and Blindness
Lear's Crown
Diseased Bodies
The Storm on the Heath
Nothingness
Nakedness vs. Clothing
Animals
Old Men and Babies
The Feather
Edmund's Letter
Setting
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Tragedy
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Act 1, Scene 1
Act 1, Scene 2
Act 1, Scene 3
Act 1, Scene 4
Act 1, Scene 5
Act 2, Scene 1
Act 2, Scene 2
Act 2, Scene 3
Act 2, Scene 4
Act 3, Scene 1
Act 3, Scene 2
Act 3, Scene 3
Act 3, Scene 4
Act 3, Scene 5
Act 3, Scene 6
Act 3, Scene 7
Act 4, Scene 1
Act 4, Scene 2
Act 4, Scene 3
Act 4, Scene 4
Act 4, Scene 5
Act 4, Scene 6
Act 4, Scene 7
Act 5, Scene 1
Act 5, Scene 2
Act 5, Scene 3
Characters
King Lear
King Lear Timeline
Edmund
Edmund Timeline
Edgar
Edgar Timeline
Earl of Gloucester
Earl of Gloucester Timeline
Cordelia
Cordelia Timeline
Goneril
Goneril Timeline
Duke of Albany
Duke of Albany Timeline
Regan
Regan Timeline
Duke of Cornwall
Duke of Cornwall Timeline
Earl of Kent
Earl of Kent Timeline
The Fool
The Fool Timeline
Oswald
Oswald Timeline
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Family
Family Quotes
Power
Power Quotes
Justice
Justice Quotes
Language and Communication
Language and Communication Quotes
Gender
Gender Quotes
Society and Class
Society and Class Quotes
Loyalty
Loyalty Quotes
Compassion and Forgiveness
Compassion and Forgiveness Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Honesty Not the Best Policy
Honesty Not the Best Policy Flashcards
Honesty Not the Best Policy True or False
Loyalty Did Not Win
Loyalty Did Not Win Flashcards
Loyalty Did Not Win True or False
Study Questions
Essay
Teaching King Lear
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Telling the Story of King Lear Through Art
What Would King James I Think of King Lear?
King Lear Audio Podcast
Characterization
Character Journal Entry
Chew On This
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop
Photos