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    Sun Imagery in Shakespeare's Richard III

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    Richard, but also because it is relevant in understanding the overall plot of the play, which in the first few acts is almost indistinguishable from the plot of the scheming Duke of Gloucester. The comparison of Richard to a shadow is especially clear in an exchange between Richard and Queen Margaret: Richard Gloucester: Our eyrie buildeth in the cedar's top, And dallies with the wind, and scorns the sun. Queen Margaret: And turns the sun to shade. Alas, alas! Witness my son, now

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    Richard as an Anti-hero

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    perseverance, and is admired for their brave deeds as well as their noble qualities. Richard however, contradicts the character portrayal of a hero and demonstrates himself as the exact opposite: an anti-hero. The play opens up with Richard’s, (Duke of Gloucester) soliloquy: “I am determined to prove a villain” (1.1.30). This enables the reader to recognize the antagonistic qualities that are embedded with the protagonist Richard. Shakespeare expresses the protagonist in a slightly different way compared

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    In this play of challenge and debate, could it be possibly suggested that King Richard had a part to play in the murder of his uncle the Duke of Gloucester? Could the reader possibly pick up this assumption having known nothing about the play? These are all factors that one must find by reading in between the lines, noticing and understanding the silence that is exchanged. For the silence is just as important as the speech.Why is it assumed that King Richard II has anything to do with the murder

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    An Analysis of Gloucester

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    views of the character, Gloucester in the play King Lear. It will show the different ways that Gloucester has his eyes ripped out. It will also show the different ways the lighting is used and what kind of scenery. It will also show the difference in the ages of the character. Let’s not leave out the wardrobe and the difference between both productions. It will show how Gloucester ages and has similar problems as that of the King. In the first part of the play Gloucester receives a letter from Edmond

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    Masked

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    transformations that took place in King Lear was carried out by Edgar. Edgar is the true son of Gloucester while Edgar’s brother Edmund is the bastard son. Edmund shows Gloucester a forged letter that states Edgar is scheming to kill Gloucester (I.ii.13). After Edgar has hid out in a room for a couple of days, Edmund tells Edgar that “My father watches: O sir, fly this place… Upon his party ‘gainst the Duke of Albany? Advise yourself” (II.i.32) and Edgar hurriedly flees Gloucester’s castle. Then

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    I, scene i of Lear begins with a parallel subplot about the bastard Edmund's treachery toward his father Gloucester and his brother Edgar. At the start of the scene, we first see the loyal gentlemen Kent and Gloucester discussing Lear's intention to leave the realm to his daughters and their sons-in-law. The dialogue is interrupted by the appearance of Edmund, the illegitimate son of Gloucester. In due course we learn that Edmund is not only a bastard but also an inveterate villain, the male counterpart

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    1483—August 22, 1485. Richard of York Duke of Gloucester was the youngest of eight children and fourth of four sons of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, and Cecily Neville Countess of Westmoreland. His father, Richard Plantagenet, was the primary York protagonist at start of the Wars of the Roses, but after his death in the Battle of Wakefield in 1460, York leadership was taken over by his eldest son Edward who became Edward IV. Richard of Gloucester was the youngest brother of Edward IV. His

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    Richard III as a Rapist Yes, King Richard/Duke of Gloucester masters the art of seduction in his wooing of Lady Anne.  And when I say, "masters the art," I guess I mean that he achieves his conquest.  But is seduction really the prevailing theme throughout Richard III?  I propose that we be careful when we say that Richard is a great seducer, for is it seduction or rape when one's consent is not given?  For instance, Lord Hastings, the Duke of Clarence, the young princes, Queen Margaret, and other

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    King Henry IV

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    of Henry Grismond, Duke of Lancaster. Known as Henry of Bolingbroke after his birthplace in Lincolnshire, he was made a knight of the Garter in 1377. In 1380, at the age of 13, he married Mary de Bohun, the youngest daughter and coheiress of Humphrey, the last Earl of Hereford. They had four sons and two daughters before her death at the age of 24, in 1394. As the Earl of Darby, Henry entered the House of Lords in 1385. In 1387 he supported his uncle Thomas, Duke of Gloucester, in his opposition

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    King Edward V

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    in 1480. Since Edward V had no queen consort, this chapter summarizes his biography. Edward V’s place in history is notorious in that he was the older of two sons of Edward IV who were imprisoned in the Tower of London by their uncle, Richard of Gloucester. They were never seen again outside its walls after July 1483. What happened to the two, who have always been referred to as the Princes in the Tower, is the most contentious mystery in English history. Major focus in this narrative is on five issues:

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