The Significance of Act 3 Scene 7 to Shakespeare's Richard III

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The Significance of Act 3 Scene 7 to Shakespeare's Richard III Richard iii essay Richard the third is the last play in a cycle of eight plays that Shakespeare wrote to dramatize the history of England between 1398-1485. The plays depict the struggle for the crown and in Richard the third it shows how Richard finally gets to the crown by committing lots of murders but then is toppled by Richmond. In this essay I will explore how significant act 3 scene 7 is to the play. In this play Richard is presented as a ingenious man who can easily manipulate others for his sake , he does this through his use of clever language, in act1 scene 2 Richard persuades Anne to marry him In the play …show more content…

He does this so that the people will want a new king and so Richard can become king. In act 4 scene 3 we find that Buckingham has a conscience when he is asked to kill the princes Buckingham answers 'give me some little breath, some pause, dear lord'. That quote shows how buckinghams conscience needs some time to think about whether he shall kill the princes. I think Buckingham has a problem about killing the princes as they are only young and innocent. Buckingham helps Richard become king as he is promised riches, power and the earldom of Hereford but when he thinks about killing the princes Richard gets angry as he does not want someone who thinks about orders they were given, so Richard does not give Buckingham the reward that he was promised. This makes Buckingham angry so he brings an army to kill Richard but a storm disperses the troops. Buckingham aand Richard need each other to be as strong an example of this would be when Buckingham spreads the rumours about king Edward and the people don't say anything but then when Buckingham gets Richard to 'stand between two churchmen' the people begin to want Richard to become king. Richard wants to have more power than Buckingham an exmple of this would be when Richard says 'I will not yield to you'. Which means I will not do what you want me to do. Richard and Buckingham both try to manipulate each other they do

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