specifically the part where he is hallucinating with the mock trial of Goneril and Regan. ----agreed.
ve determined that Lear knows he has reached the bottom when he basically admits that he has lost his authority and pride in his numerous speeches in the storm. I would provide examples of this for proofs.
Excellent... sounds good...
What, if anything, is the benefit of reaching bottom?
It makes you have to do something to change the situation. Prior to bottoming out, you perpetuate the dysfunction...
"discuss these questions in a general way, explaining your ideas carefully, and use examples from King Lear"---I think the teacher might mean you should discuss the concepts directly and use Lear as a source of examples. So the paper is not about Lear, but it has a Lear theme.
Anyway, it is best to ask the teacher, because "in a general way" is not clear.