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Henry Bolingbroke in Richard II by William Shakespeare

(Henrys father) and his family from the land of their birth. Henry, initially, does not protest the banishment, as he has been ra...

Power and Patriotism in Henry IV and Richard II by William Shakespeare

reappear in the Henry plays. They change their political allegiance, and the audience is constantly being prepared for that change...

Richard the Third by William Shakespeare and Lady Anne's Wooing

must reach unto" (Shakespeare I, i). When the two meet in the next scene we note that Lady Anne has absolutely no feelings for ...

Kingship and Leadership in Shakespeare’s Richard II

years because he seems to care a bit for the father of Henry, John of Gaunt. In these respects one can see that Richard II may wel...

Depiction of King Richard the Third in Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey and The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare

In four pages this paper considers how Richard III is depicted in a contrast and comparison of these works which points out the re...

Significance of the ‘Play Within a Play’ (Act III, Scene II) of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Prince. Despite his antic disposition or pretending to be mad as another ploy to ensnare Claudius in his revenge trap, maybe Haml...

William Shakespeare's Hamlet, and Queen Gertrude Following Act III, Scene ii

in bed" (III.ii.206-209), then following-up with the equally matter of fact declaration, "If, once a widow, ever I be wife!" (III....

'The Play's the Thing': Analyzing Six Passages from William Shakespeare's Plays

Analysis of William Shakespeare's Hamlet (Act V, Scene ii), As You Like It (Act II, Scene vii), Richard III (Act I, Scene ii), The...

The Directors' Vision of Three Plays

This 9 page paper examines the way in which three different directors approach Shakespeare. It looks at Kenneth Branagh's producti...

Richard III and Love

In five pages this paper discusses how love is presented through the perceptions of Richard III in William Shakespeare's historica...

Ian McKellan's Film 'Richard III' and Evil

In six pages this paper examines how evil is portrayed in this cinematic interpretation of William Shakespeare's 'Richard III' wit...

Shakespeare's Villains

In five pages this paper contrast hero weaknesses with the villains in William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Othello, Richard II, and...

William Shakespeare's Second Tetralogy, Imagery and Language Patterns

In eight pages this report examines Shakespeare's figurative language and imagery patterns featured in his second tetralogy that i...

Analyzing King Henry's Statement to Prince Hal in III.iii 93-96 of Henry IV, Part One by William Shakespeare

Hal was more interested in the gossip at the local taverns than he was in matters of state. Henry IVs cousin, Richard, who became...

Shakespeare and the Cost of Power

In a paper of three pages, the writer looks at the cost of power in Shakespeare's tragedies. Richard III, As You Like It, and the ...

Critiques of "Richard III"

and is killed. Henry then becomes King Henry VII. Richard is "not a good man who, when tempted falls, and who, when fallen, hopes...

Females in William Shakespeare Plays Queen Margaret and Lady Percy

In eleven pages Queen Margaret in William Shakespeare's Richard the Third and Lady Percy in Shakespeare's historical play Henry IV...

Bard's Personality as Reflected in His Plays

were specifically constructed to entertain royalty, it was the impassioned actions of his characters that leave little doubt that ...

Relationship Between Henry IV and Prince Hal

that he has mercy as well as wisdom. None of this his father sees. King Henry IV tells his son in scene ii, Act III, that familia...

What Do You Care What Other People Think?, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman, and Life Expectations

In five pages these 2 works by physicist and Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman are examined in terms of the author's inspirationa...

Richard Russo's Straight Man

Civic, a car that refuses to die and that Teddy, cheap as he is, refuses to trade in. June, his wife, whose sense of self-worth is...

Richard Cory

people have other people that they look up to in an envious manner, believing that someone elses life is far better than their own...

Ernesto Galarzo's The Barrio Boys and Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

These two novels are contrasted and compared in five pages with references made to Richard B. Rice, William A. Bullough and Richar...

Queen Elizabeth and Richard the Third

"Come, Come, we know your meaning, brother Gloster; You envy my advancement, and my friends; God grant we never may have need of y...

Star Wars by John Williams

This essay offers an overview of the melody and harmony used in John William's main theme from Star Wars. The writer compares Will...

Biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine

In eight pages this essay presents the biography of Henry II's Queen and Richard the Lionhearted's mother. Four sources are cited...

Overview of Great Britain's Richard II

a small population could maintain tight control over the entire political and economic system. Having been compared with the Celt...

King Richard III's Reputation

In seven pages this paper assesses the actions and character of Richard III in this consideration of how his reputation has been h...

Tragic Hero Analysis of William Shakespeare's Richard the Second and Prince Hamlet

which we, the reader or viewer, can relate to. We see them as noble individuals who demonstrate weakness, yet still battle against...

Analysis of William Shakespeare's Richard the Second

In nine pages this paper analyzes the characters, theme, and plot of this historical play by William Shakespeare. Eight sources a...