Essays Tagged: "Richard III"

A Discussion Guide and Outline to the book "Daughter of Time" by Josephine Tey

eman started to put faces into categories he would be sunk.(28)"-becomes interested in a picture of Richard III, "Of all the portraits Grant had seen this afternoon this was the most individual." (29) ... ould not really describe the type of person the portrait was portraying (30)-at first, he thinks of Richard as the villain he is portrayed in history books(30)-when looking at the picture, villainy di ...

(12 pages) 56 0 3.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Why is Richard III so profoundly evil?

Richard III: Why is Richard III so profoundly evil?In the speech that begins Richard III, the title ... uestion: he is evil by his very nature. A misshapen hunchback whose image is unpleasing to the eye, Richard recognizes that he cannot be a lover and so he is "determined to prove a villain" (I, i., l. ... ve a villain" (I, i., l.30).Macbeth is ambitious, and like the protagonist of the Scottish tragedy, Richard seeks (and gains) the throne. But unlike Macbeth, there is no redeeming quality in Richard I ...

(11 pages) 84 0 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Richard III by William Shakespeare - "How genuine was the relationship between Richard and Buckingham?"

Richard III by William Shakespeare"How genuine was the relationship between Richard and Buckingham?" ... en Richard and Buckingham?"This essay is to assess how authentic the friendship between the cunning Richard and the apt and able Buckingham, discussing whether they were ever truly friends or whether ... r they were just using each other to get what they wanted. Throughout their so-called "friendship", Richard and Buckingham stood by each other through thick and thin on the course of Richard's rise to ...

(14 pages) 64 0 3.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The life of Richard the III of England, and a defense of his so-called "crimes" as accused by Shakespeare and the Tudor/Lancasters. With footnotes and bibliography.

et King of England has been vilified as a usurper, a murderer, a monster but the tide is turning... Richard III lost the battle of Bosworth but" this writer "aims to win the war in rescuing his reputa ... pastime enjoyed by people all over the world: slandering former public officials. Almost overnight, Richard III went from being the last King of the great Plantagenet line, which had ruled England sin ...

(7 pages) 64 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Richard the Third

Richard IIICharacterization of Richard and His Evil WaysIn Shakespear's Richard the Third, it is und ... racterization of Richard and His Evil WaysIn Shakespear's Richard the Third, it is undoubtable that Richard is the plays villain, but oddly enough he is also the plays protagonist. For much of the pro ... also the plays protagonist. For much of the production one doesn't know wether they sympathize with Richard, or detest him. This is why Richard is one of the most brilliant characters in litterary his ...

(3 pages) 34 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

King Henry V and King Richard III

Henry V and Richard III depicted how two very different men rose to power and assumed the throne of England. Hen ... t to reconstruct the civil war ravaged kingdom after the death of his father. Shakespeare presented Richard as a corrupt, sadistic villain who cared nothing for the English people except that they kne ... the daughter of the French king. Thus, Henry had successfully united two kingdoms.The reign of King Richard III differed greatly. In order to reach the throne, he secretly plotted to usurp the kingshi ...

(3 pages) 29 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Comparison of Laurence Olivier's version of "Richard III" to Sir Ian McKellen's version.

Thesis Statement: Laurence Olivier's version of "Richard III" is much closer to the original Shakespeare play than Sir Ian McKellen's version.Outline ... l Shakespeare play than Sir Ian McKellen's version.Outline:1. Introduction2. Comparing the Movies3. Richard vs. Richard: Differences and Similarities in Acting Richard4. Conclusion1. Introduction:Laur ... ences and Similarities in Acting Richard4. Conclusion1. Introduction:Laurence Olivier's version of "Richard III" was released in 1955 with Olivier in the title role. It is set in the late 15th century ...

(7 pages) 22 0 2.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Machiavelli.

making plans, and getting rid of anything in their way, they can stay in power for a long time. In Richard III, Richard used Machiavellian methods such as stopping at nothing, starting rumors to get ... get people out of the way of the throne and to make himself look good, and by ensuring his position.Richard stopped at nothing to gain power. He lied to and killed family and other innocent people. He ...

(3 pages) 26 0 3.3 Sep/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Characteristics of Richard III

Richard was the son of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York and Cecily Neville. He was born on 2 Oc ... ence and King Edward IV. He was also known as Gloucester, duke of Gloucester and later becomes King Richard III. He succeeded to the throne of England on June 1483. King Richard III was famous because ... Richard III was famous because of he is the main suspect in the murder of the Princes in the Tower. Richard III was first introduced in Henry VI where he announces how he will metaphorically hew his w ...

(4 pages) 20 0 4.4 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Richard III, The Innocent

The controversy that has surrounded Richard III is one that will not die. Since the reign of Henry VII the question of Richard's guilt o ... nce in regards to his nephews' murder has plagued historians. The story of a sinister and murderous Richard originated from Henry VII's time of rule. The myth explained Richard murdered the two sons o ... yeas with historians' access to critical and accurate documents. Supposing that history might grant Richard III a retrial in the eyes of Englishmen, the childlike fairy tale of a villain might very we ...

(5 pages) 688 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Richard The Thrid

I saw two productions of Richard III and felt that both were lacking in some way; the theatrical production, which was direct ... s and variation as it was too focused on amusing the audience. As a result we were only able to see Richard as the witty villain throughout the play. Had it been my production I would give Richard a t ... n idea that I would incorporate from the theatre into my piece would be using the name sign to show Richard's deformity; his sign spells his name as 'Richud'. This was a unique idea that amused the au ...

(8 pages) 3 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Short Snippet on The Winter of Discontent (Great Britain, 1978-1979)

r their members and struggles within the Labour Party. The first line of William Shakespeare’s Richard III was applied to the industrial events happening during that time. The strikes were a resu ...

(2 pages) 22 0 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Qualities of character that en

Shakespeare's Portrayal of Richard III exemplified Through the Senecan Tyrant, the Vice Figure, and the Machiavel To ac ... t be determined and must have certain characteristics that avenge to one's aspirations. In the play Richard III, Richard III's goal is to ascend the throne. There are two ways that one can claim the t ... ascend the throne. There are two ways that one can claim the throne: by birthright, or might. Since Richard III cannot claim the throne by right he must therefore take it by might. To accomplish this ...

(6 pages) 8 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Richard iii

rtain genealogy. They are placed at the throne due to whom they were born to and/or who they marry. Richard of Glouster is born of the royal family but, he does not possess the qualities of a King to ... family but, he does not possess the qualities of a King to be legitimate according to Shakespeare's Richard III.Richard and his brothers are all entitled to the throne if their father dies. By killing ...

(5 pages) 16 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Richard III

Richard III is the first text of Shakespeare's that I have ever read. I now feel that I somewhat rea ... m the pieces, weaving them together with an amazing way of getting a message across. The message in Richard III is that you must be a whole person; you must be in touch with your emotional/social self ... it takes more than just you to get there.The means that Shakespeare conveys this message is through Richard III (in the beginning he had many names: Richard and Duke of Gloucester, but I am going to r ...

(2 pages) 369 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Analysis of Richard II and Richard III

For my issue I did plays Richard II/III by William Shakespeare I knew we doing macbeth and hamlet next year, give me insight ... re crowned?" Both fail as kings, this would help me find out why Both plays with tragic heroes King Richard III was a medieval king of England, who ruled from 1483 to 1485, before he was killed by Ear ... Earl of Richmond, who became King Henry 7th, the father of Henry 8th and grandfather of Elizabeth I.Richard II was born in 1367 and came to the throne in 1377 when he was 10. England was ruled by a co ...

(2 pages) 821 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Irony in Act Three

Richard III Irony, as defined by Perrine?s Literature, is ?a situation or a use of language involvin ... 1709). Irony can be broken down to three types; verbal, dramatic, and situational. In Shakespeare?s Richard III, all types of irony are found throughout the play. Irony can be humorous, sarcastic, and ... ays the opposite of what he or she intends to say? (337). Verbal irony is often seen as sarcasm. In Richard III, verbal irony is quite abundant in Act Three with Lord Hastings. In Act Three, Scene Two ...

(3 pages) 2043 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Terrible Tudors

surviving members, young Henry Tudor, returned to England when popularity for the current monarch, Richard III, was in a dry spell, so to speak. Joining with those who opposed Richard, Henry usurped ...

(4 pages) 15 0 5.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Essay evaluating the role of women in Richard III.

In Shakespeare's Richard III, Women play an interesting role. On the surface, they can be considered powerless and un ... r of the critical essay, "Neither Mother, Wife, nor England's Queen", addresses the women's role in Richard III and concludes that all the women are flat characters, but by doing so she limits the und ... politically volatile situation.Madonne M. Miner addresses and analyzes the misogyny that occurs in Richard III. She critiques three aspects of the play: the interactions between Richard of Gloucester ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare