Richard III

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  • Values In King Richard III

    individual regardless of contexts. A challenge towards the belief of providentialism in Shakespearean society is explored in King Richard III, portraying the impacts of an aspiration of power towards one’s humanity, rejecting God’s will for an improved social position. This notion is reimagined by Pacino in Looking for Richard to mirror the social ideal of the Great American Dream enabling individuals to pursue their goals but similarly criticises the lack of restraint and integrity when one utilises immoral…

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  • Richard III Villain

    The Tragedy of Richard III was based on the true life king who ruled 1483 to 1485, just two short years. Richard III was no doubt a really bad guy. He was a murderer, a tyrant, a hypocrite, and a traitor. Shakespeare presents Richard in an extremely negative way throughout the entire play. He was shown as an evil person; who was fascinated with the control that only being the king could have brought him, and he would have taken any risk that was needed to become the King. He was motivated by his…

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  • Appearance And Reality In Elizabethard III And Al Pacino's Richard III

    Shakespearean drama Richard III and Al Pacino 's 1995 docu-drama Looking for Richard [LFR] were written four hundred years apart yet both texts address perpetual values and ideas that are common to both eras. Through a simultaneous study of both texts, the responder is able to understand the influence of context on aspects of the human condition such as the adverse effects of lust for power and appearance and reality. Richard III is heavily influenced by Elizabethan principles and in Pacino 's…

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  • Intertextual Contexts In Al Pacino's Play King Richard III

    heightened understanding of humanity’s changing contexts in shaping the values and societal paradigms that transcend in time. Within William Shakespeare’s tragedy “King Richard III” (1591), Shakespeare’s depiction of the Machiavellian political endeavour regarding Richard’s personal ambition in the pursuit of authority as a product of his deformed vessel of his corporeality, reflects upon the prevalent deterministic worldview during Elizabethan era. Simultaneously, in the docudrama “Looking For…

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  • Richard III Conscience Analysis

    Shakespeare's Richard III presents the ideas of conscience and morality in an aristocratic society that thirsts for power. By presenting conscience as a central theme, Shakespeare portrays conscience through the eyes of different characters. In doing so, his audience is given differing interpretations of the importance of conscience. In his essay "Conscience and Complicity in Richard III," Harry Berger Jr. interprets conscience as a vital part of self-preservation. Berger notes the…

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  • Who Is Richard III Good Or Evil

    Richard the III was without a doubt one of the most controversial kings in the history of England. During his plot to sit on the throne he managed to remove anyone that stood in his way and opposed a threat to him including the accused murder of 2 princes in a tower. In his book, Shakespeare clearly made him as an image of pure evil and of selfishness. Although written as pure evil, Richard might have not been as bad as Shakespeare portrayed. William Shakespeare was writing for the Tudors which…

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  • Richard III: Is Richard A Villain?

    Richard III, like all people, has had many choices to make. Although some of those choices Richard made were bad, some people wouldn’t blame Richard for what he chose. They would argue that, because people, in Richard’s time, treated Richard like a monster, he later had his revenge. Though this could be a valid argument, Richard had a choice in everything he did. He could’ve chosen to forgive those people for their wrongful actions, but he instead chose to become the monster that they thought he…

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  • Realism In Richard III

    At first glance, Richard III, Artificial Intelligence, and the Harlem Renaissance seem to have about as much in common as the randomized column topics in Jeopardy. How is it possible for these three topics to be intertwined? The answer lies in the name of this course: History, Literature, Art, and “Real Life.” The three modules thus far have given us a glimpse in the interplay between historical, literary, and artistic factors and how they affect real life. The first module on Richard III posed…

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  • Richard III Masterless Quotes

    masterless in Shakespeare’s Richard III is someone who lacks a role of the great chain of power descending from God. By this definition, power, then, must fall from God. Therefore, anyone who believes power flows from man is automatically masterless. Using this argument, Richard is masterless from his opening soliloquy to his death. This fact also helps justify Richmond claim to the throne. Richmond becoming king restores the great chain. This is also supported by the fact that the ghost or the…

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  • Richard III Essay On Guile

    The word guile is used twice in Richard III, both times as a describing term for an actions or our protagonist Richard of Gloucester. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word has evolved in its spelling but gained its modern spelling and interpretation in 1671, “Insidious cunning, deceit, treachery”. This seems to be a fitting word to describe the character of Richard who serves as our main character, though he is also the villain of the play. He backstabs people who are friends and…

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