Compare the ways Shakespeare presents fear and doubt in Macbeth and Richard III?

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Compare and contrast how doubt and uncertainty are presented in Richard III and Macbeth

Macbeth is a tragedy play written by William Shakespeare. The play is set in Scotland during the mid 11th century. But, the play was written in 1606 at a time where James I was on the throne. King James was a very superstitious man who believed in magic and witchcraft and these themes were presented in Macbeth to please the King. Also the political context is important as it was included in Macbeth with the ideas of excessive ambition. On the other hand, Richard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1592. It presents the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III of England.
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In Richard III, Shakespeare uses personification and rhetorical questions to present the doubts and uncertainties of Richard III in his play. This is seen in the line:
“Cold fearful drops stand on my trembling flesh.
What do I fear? Myself? There’s none else by”
In this quote Shakespeare shows an unstable mind frame in Richard III. He has woken up from a dream where the ghosts of the people he has killed appear to him. In this quote we see a change in Richard’s attitude. “trembling flesh” shows that Richard has clearly been scared by his confrontation. This isn’t the only change in Richard’s attitudes as he becomes uncertain progressively in this soliloquy. There are two separate voices talking in Richard’s minds, the internalized voices that are shown throughout the play to the other characters. Now he is judging and questioning himself. The "false looking glass" that Richard has been called has now been focused onto himself, and he cannot see himself clearly anymore or he has lost the plot. The idea of two different perspectives in his minds in present and also two perspective of his life, there is a battle between dream and reality is present and has caused uncertainty as he doesn’t know the difference after these ghosts appear. Shakespeare has used caesura to present the change in attitude of Richard also this supports the idea of Richard having an internal voice

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