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    i HATE king lear

    i loved the module A and C questions but thought the KL question was an absolute shocker.. my own interpretation, what interpretation??? did anyone else stuff it up too?
    and what the hell did it mean by two extracts?? 2 scenes?? aaarrgh
    my whole response was a load of blabber "i believe this and that" bleh..kind of like a mixture of other critics' readings and saying which ones i agree with...
    omg..
    i want to burn my KL book but i have to return it to the library
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    Yeah, before the test lots of people were saying that you should create your own interpretation. In an exemplar i read, it was a conversation question, and the guy said he would have lear using an abacus in the first scene (to show he puts a vlaue on their love etc), which i guess is what they were lookng for.
    But i didn't prepare one so i just said i agreed with eyre's because i have a similar context to him which makes his more relevant to me compared to say tate's
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    yeh wot u did was fine...but taht exemplar was quite a good essay, the abacus thing was a gold idea that i cudnt rememba or i wuda thrown it in :P

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    I hated the Lear question... i just said mine was a combination of Feminist and Family Drama.... yukko... i don't even think i did it right..ah well.. a pass and i'll be happy
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    didnt 2 extracts justmean 2 readings.. thats what i did.. and they were my critical intrepretation i didnt specify... ahhhh

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    i just talked about some interpretations and productions didnt talk about my 'own' interpretation as such

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    I did Wuthering Heights rather than Lear... but I found that whole question AWFUL. I just made two readings then wrote about half a page on how it could be interpreted differently depending on who is the person interpreting it and their context and... yeah. That's about all I wrote. I'm just praying my Section I and III essays are alright... because I know I messed this up.

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    yeah i did love test - family/morality reading looking at kindness in the world and the need for a solid family to ensure that the world doesnt become dysfunctional
    and then a existential reading which is liek the exact opposite so it was hard saying how one reaing of love could be revlent to a reading of hate in modern audience.. somehow i said they complemented each other and stuff.. it was interesting very interesting.

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    lol i done everything all the interpretations and readings and productions i could remember
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    yeh bloody hell that question was bullshit...i just spoke about the fact that in todays society shakespeare would be viewed as being sexist and about feminism blah blah blah and also order vs chaos n how when the women had the power there was choas but when the men regained power order was restored i had no i idea what i was on about.... but oh well its ova gotta move on!!!

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    oh well its OVER so who gives a shit

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    king lear is hot

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    I hated that question, everyone in my class when we got out just looked at each other and went "WTF was with that lear question"

    We had no idea of what to do!

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    I'm sure King Lear hates you too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candypants
    I'm sure King Lear hates you too.
    ah well.. at least he's dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ay_caramba
    ah well.. at least he's dead.
    in some productions he lives

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    Quote Originally Posted by superbird
    in some productions he lives
    but I consider those an invalid interpretation

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    I think that if you look at king lear in his context you will see that he was a good guy. His stupid daughters, not listening to the every whim of the male patriarch.

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    well, when i first got out of the exam i thought my Lear essay was sweet, but then i was talking to some people and realised i didnt read the question properly, so i wrote about 2 interpretations (Eyre and Brooke), and not my own!!! that really sux, i cant believe i screwed up so bad!!
    did anyone else do that?
    anyone know what kind of marks you get for doing that? (shitty ones obviously!)

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    Re: i HATE king lear

    The Tragedy of King Lear is so named because it was a tragedy it was ever published.

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    Re: i HATE king lear

    Quote Originally Posted by ando2409
    The Tragedy of King Lear is so named because it was a tragedy it was ever published.
    lol at bumping an old thread

    But I'll put this here anyway for those reading this -

    Have a look here for structure of the play:
    Structure of King Lear: scene by scene, or theme by theme?

    Then here for interpretations and use of productions/readings (also which person to write in):
    King Lear - Readings. Help!

    And if all else fails please have a look at my sticky thread:
    KING LEAR - Websites, books and productions TO HELP YOU
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