Richard III

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        In William Shakespeare's Richard III, we see Shakespeare's interpretation of despot rule and the parallels that stem from this interpretation. The character type of Richard has been examined and marveled for thousands of years. From Plato's examination of despot rule in the Republic, we see the motives of what drives despot rulers. A look at the background of Richard and how his upbringing and personal life contributed to his insecurities will help to understand why …

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…and the pursuit of happiness. One also must never forget that government is meant to preserve these rights, not to take them away. We must learn from history, not forget about it. We must take into account the works of Plato and Shakespeare and try to understand the motives of a despot and how they come about. If we are able to do this our society, will eventually prevent totalitarian rule from ever again occurring.