The Household in Richard III and Arden of Faversham: Mosby and the Duke of Gloucester's Struggle for Power

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Introduction: the concept of household and the overthrown of established authority in the plays Richard III and Arden of Faversham..............................3
2. Reasons to overcome the established power......................................................3
3. Strategies to overthrow the status quo 3.1. Lies and deceit...........................................................................................5 3.2. Manipulation of the social agents............................................................10
4. Fate resolves.....................................................................................................14
5. Conclusion.......................................................................................................15

1. Introduction: the concept of household and the overthrown of established authority in the plays Richard III and Arden of Faversham Arden of Faversham (1592) and William Shakespeare’s play, Richard III (1597), will be the main objects of study in this essay. Although we cannot date them precisely, both entered the Register of the Stationers Company in the last decade of 16th century. Therefore, they can be used to draw a comparison in order to analyse the idea of “household” in Renaissance England and how the main characters in each play…

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