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  • Rise And Fall Of King Richard II
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    Richard II Richard II was one of Shakespeare's political works depicting the rise and fall of King Richard II. Richard became king of England as a boy at 10 years of age, although his advisors made most of the political decisions of the kingdom until he matured. During this maturation period, Richard was more interested in learning about aesthetic things in life rather than things more responsible to the monarch. He had very little experience and talent in the areas of military tactics and his d...
  • Stopping Richard
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    When Bolingbroke accuses Mowbray of murdering the Duke of Gloucester, Richard knows that there is a chance of Mowbray telling about Richard's involvement in the crime. Gaunt also understands Richard's position but he also knows that there is no stopping Richard, because '... correction lieth in those hands / which made the fault that we cannot correct' (I, ii, 4-5). Richard is seen as God's representative on Earth and only Richard can punish himself, so it is a matter only God can resolve. ' God...
  • Richard's Personality And The Audience's Sympathy
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    The Turning Point alex thorn The crowning of Richard marks the turning point from his rise into power to his demise. Up until he becomes king, Richard is the underdog - albeit, a ruthless and evil one. Thus far, the entire play has been focused on Richard's attempts to assume power and seize the throne. However, once he becomes crowned King Richard, the focus of the play shifts to Richard's attempts to maintain power and hold the throne. Essentially, the challenge for Richard is no longer gainin...
  • Richard's Hatred Towards His Father
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    In Richard Wright's non-fiction novel Black Boy the main character, Richard, faces many problems that he must deal with. In this book the author writes about his life and hardships. The book starts off with Richard at the young age of four. Black Boy represents the deprivation Wright faces growing up. It shows poverty, hunger, lack of emotional support, miserable living conditions and Richard's response to these difficulties. Education and acquiring knowledge was a problem that Richard faced in ...
  • Richard And Some Of The White People
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    Black Boy From the early days of Richard's childhood, Richard was always alienated from his environment. Even though he tried to distance himself from the prejudice all around him, the white people still tried to turn him into the stereotypical southern black person. However, throughout the story Richard is also alienated by his own people and perhaps even more then from the white people. Richard was always a rebel, from his boyhood to his older teenage years. Richard's grandmother was always ex...
  • Bolingbroke To Overthrow Richard As King
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    Within Shakespeare's play Richard II there are many questionable and un trusting characters. Truth and duty are only illusions within the play. Lust for power and control override the order of England and its ordained king. It's believed that it is by the will of God that Richard is king. No mortal man can come between what God has set before them as rule. The final decision is God's and the only way that God's choice can be changed is by God himself, and no one else. God takes the Garden of Ede...
  • Murderous Sins Of Richard
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    The Cold, Fearful Soliloquy of a Condemned King The night before battle at Bosworth field, Richard's sleep is disturbed by the ghosts of those he murdered in his scheme to acquire and retain the kingship. The ghosts haunt Richard with prophesies of the justice due him. Startled from sleep, Richard's shaken soliloquy is delivered fearfully and honestly, testifying his gradation of sins and foreshadowing his inevitable demise. While dreaming, Richard is reminded of the evil deeds he has performed ...
  • Next Step In Richard's Plan
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    To achieve goals, in one's life, one must be determined and focused. In the play Richard, Richard's goal is to ascend the throne. There are two ways that one can claim the throne, by birthright, or by might. Since Richard cannot claim the throne by right he must therefore take it by might. To accomplish this goal Richard, Duke of Gloucester, must be determined to achieve his goal at all costs and he must have the characteristics to meet his determination. In the first scene of the play, Richard ...
  • Richard Believes
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    Richard has many different ideas on how to deal with racism. Throughout the entire first part of the book he makes many references as to what he believes could help the problem. Although the most frequent method he practiced to deal with racism was acceptance, Richard does not believe this is the best way to handle it. Richard believes that educating oneself about racism bests combats the problem. Through education, Richard thinks that people can more easily come to realize how severe the proble...
  • Richard's Dream
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    Most young people have a dream of what they want to become. Maybe it doesn't have to be a dream, but some kind of goal that they reach for. In the book, Black Boy, Richard, the main character, also had a dream, even though he lived in the South with strong white discrimination, pressure and a bad relationship with his relatives. As a student right now, I have dreams that I want to achieve in the future, even though I really don't know how to achieve those dreams. Usually, when people are young, ...
  • Illusions For Richard
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    "Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you". This is an extremely powerful quote that is proven in the opening scene of the book. This scene includes the main character of the novel, Richard, who is searching for the "meaning of life". While flying his 1928 Fleet over Ferris, Illinois, Richard spots another biplane parked in a field Knowing how lonely flying can be, Richard decides to land and make some con...
  • King Richard
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    Richard reigned for two years, two months and one day. His reign was over run my rumour and even to this day people see Richard as a tyrant. One of the rumours that plagued Richard throughout his reign, was that he had murdered his two young nephews. (one of which was Edward V, who succeeded to the throne immediately after the death of Edward IV). Even in the days of Richards reign, murdering children was seen as an appalling thing to do and whether Richard did kill his nephews or not, it did no...
  • Margaret As Richard
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    Richard In Richard, Shakespeare invites us on moral holiday. The early part of the play draws its re adres to identify with Richard and thereby to participate in a fanatasy of total control of self and domination of others. We begin to be pulled into the fanatasy in the play's opening speech, where richard presents himself as an enterprising, self made villian and offers an elabrote justification for this self he renovation. The average reader is indulged in this fanatasy He then confides to us ...
  • Bolingbroke And Richard
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    The problem with Richard is that he is not really a man of action; he confronts and deals with difficulties by internal ising and talking about them. Richard is not at all a man of his action. Whenever a problem arises, he internalises and talks to himself or the surrounding people, but does not do anything to resolve the problem. He is not ready to stand up and do something about it, and instead complains about the situation to himself. I think that it is because of this trait that Richard lose...
  • Rich Rico
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    Boxer Characters Othello - Richard Desdemona - Sarah Iago - Rico Rodrigo - R. d. Casio - Cain Emilia - Emily Intro Richard has moved from England and recently entered a boxing club. Rico and R. d. also go to the same boxing club and now their club is having a big tournament. The winner will gain sponsorship and go through to try out to be a pro-boxer. Cain is going out with Emily but Cain likes Sarah and would do anything to be with her. Rd also likes Sarah. Sarah likes Richard but Rico is jealo...
  • Point In The Play As Richard
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    Shakespeare Close Reading Exercise Richard Act V, Scene lines 178-237 Richard's Dream This extract is taken from one of the most revealing scenes in the play, as Shakespeare encourages us to compare Richard's character with that of Richmond, as a straightforward set of binary oppositions - good and evil, strength and weakness, morality and immorality. This device is exaggerated in the scene as a whole by the dramatist's ability to move swiftly between the two armies, enabling the audience to con...
  • King Richard And Bolingbroke
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    King Richard and Bolingbroke are without doubt the two most central and influential figures in Richard II. It can also be said that to a certain extent that when a degree of hostility is felt towards one character a degree of sympathy is felt towards the other character. Richard is the focus of Act One. He has the opening lines, which immediately establish him as a central figure. He is faced with a problem as soon as the play opens and he commands the two gentlemen, Mowbray and Bolingbroke, to ...
  • Richard's Uncle Tom And His Family
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    Black Boy, And Th Struggle For Finding Black Boy, And Th Struggle For Finding A Figure Of Manhood To Emulate Black Boy is an autobiography about Richard Wright's life, and his struggle for freedom. Throughout this book, Richard strives to find a model of manhood to emulate, but ultimately fails. Richard fails in finding manhood to emulate in his father. In the beginning of the book Richard's father leaves his mother for another woman, making life for Richard's family even more so difficult". Aft...
  • Wrong In Their House And Richards Mother
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    Black Boy The theme of this novel is very much connected to the theme in our class right now, which is discovery. In the novel Black Boy is about a young boy who grows up into a world of hatred and difficulty. His name is, Richard Wright. This young boy was born into the time of discrimination and un- lawfulness. Richard discovered many things early in life. He discovered he has to make his own decisions but also has to deal with the consequence. Young children tend to always follow or believe w...
  • Survival Of Richard's Own Physical Existence
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    Each individual is shaped by the parental influences that surround their lives. Richard Wright's autobiography, Black Boy, displays the effects that social constraints and family interactions have on the individual. Family relations form the self image of Richard as he undergoes the vast struggle of understanding the nature of human interaction. It is through the complexity of human nature that Richard finds his own unique self image. Displayed through his many triumphs and tribulations during h...

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