Shakespeare's Portrayal of Richard III exemplified
Through the Senecan Tyrant, the Vice Figure, and the Machiavel
To accomplish goals, in one's life, one must 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 throne: by birthright, or might. Since Richard III cannot claim the throne by right he must therefore
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to the others.
We feel sympathy for Richard as he awakes in a vulnerable position and for the first time acknowledges the evil that he has done. But as he only reveals his feelings of guilt in the last act of the play, we do not see him in internal turmoil and thus the sense of psychological tragedy cannot be built upon.Works Cited
Shakespeare, William. Richard III. Ed. David Bevington. 1980. Rpt. New York: Bantam, 1988.