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King Lear

William Shakespeare

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SparkNotes: King Lear

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Plot Overview

Summary & Analysis

Act 1, scenes 1–2

Act 1, scenes 3–5

Act 2, scenes 1–2

Act 2, scenes 3–4

Act 3, scenes 1–3

Act 3, scenes 4–5

Act 3, scenes 6–7

Act 4, scenes 1–2

Act 4, scenes 3–5

Act 4, scenes 6–7

Act 5, scenes 1–2

Act 5, scene 3

Characters

Character List

King Lear

Cordelia

Edmund

Goneril and Regan

Main Ideas

Themes

Motifs

Symbols

Key Facts

Quotes

Important Quotations Explained

Further Study

Context

Quizzes

Study Questions

Suggestions for Further Reading

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