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Unformatted text preview: to what extent is she passive? 5. This play is full of parallel moments as one scene echoes another. Find some of these and consider why the playwright might have constructed his play in this way. (For example, the celestial hermitage at the end echoes the forest heritage at the beginning.) 6. Consider the kings emotions once he returns to court, before the ring is discovered. To what extent does he seem, nonetheless, to remember her? How do his emotions change when the ring is discovered? 7. Why does the king then cancel the spring festivities? What role does his painting of Sakuntala play in his emotional state? (How does this play imagine the relationship between art and life?) 8. How has the king changed by the end of the play? How has Sakuntala changed?...
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