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King Lear: Act 1 Scene 2

Key: plot form language structure character

Lines 1-22: Edmund speaks in blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter).
Soliloquy (when a character is on stage alone, addressing the audience giving
the audience an insight into the characters thoughts
Lines 1-22: Edmund wants to know why he…

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Lines 121-188: Edmund thinks his father is too quick to blame his
misfortunes on astrology. Edgar enters and Edmund tells Edgar of what
influence the planets and stars have over their lives. Despite just mocking
this very thought (suggesting further manipulation by Edmund) he tells
Edgar to think carefully of…


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