King Lear's Decent into madness

King Lear’s Decent into madness

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King Lear by William Shakespeare

QUESTION: Does King Lear really go “mad,” especially in Act 3? Try to define madness as Shakespeare seems to define it, and evaluate the extent to which you believe King Lear has gone insane. How does his insanity ( justified or not- you’ll have to take a stance on that too) connect and contribute to larger themes in the play.

Please ONLY use the book King Lear and NO other sources.

Please make sure to answer all the questions within the question throughly

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