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    Values In King Richard III

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    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

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    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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    In William Shakespeare’s Richard III, two important themes that take place in the play are power and manipulation. When humans get too greedy and ambitious, they become cold-hearted and inhuman. In this play, the main character, Richard, is craving for power; his need of power made him do anything to pursuit his goals and desires. Moreover, in order to gain the power he wants, Richard is constantly manipulating characters around him to fulfill his dream of becoming a king. In the beginning of…

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    Within this essay, I will analyze the characterization of Richard III, as well as what this particular excerpt adds to the overall piece. Throughout Richard III, Richard is depicted as a ruthless, self-serving villain. However, this scene reveals his complex relationship with himself, which consists both of self-love and self-loathing. To a certain degree, Richard even shows remorse in this scene. In revealing Richard’s internal conflict, Shakespeare adds depth to his character and encourages…

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    Topic: Richard III and the princes in the tower Introduction: “Let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death kings; how some have been deposed; some slain in war, some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed. Some poisoned by their own cousins. Anyhow, all murders are for the hollow crown.” (Shakespeare, 2.3.5-10) As many royal stories in England, every crown has their own story to tell. In our story, the deception cousin did not only stole the throne but also captive the two…

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    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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    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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    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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    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 Hero's Journey

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    to the Duchess of Gloucester that he refuses to exact revenge against Richard, even though Richard is probably behind the murder of his brother and her husband Gloucester, because Gaunt still believes that Richard was appointed to the kingship by God; in taking action against Richard, Gaunt would be committing treason against both the monarchy and God. Having been told that he was chosen by God to become king since he was a young boy, Richard has not been the best at keeping himself…

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