The Skewed View Of King Richard II's Roles

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King Richard II had a skewed view of his roles. He was unable to successfully balance his role as king with his role of a man. One cannot rule a kingdom properly without knowing both of these roles (Moseley, 2009). He had a public persona that led him to believe, falsely, that he was immortal; privately, he was fallible and immortal. King Richard II did not pay attention to the things happening around him (Attend, 2017). He felt he was only responsible to God. This caused him to feel more resentment towards people such as Bolingbroke because he felt Bolingbroke should not have had a say. Between King Richard’s unpredictable temperament and his complicated psychological state, his confusion about his roles because too much to overcome (Forker,

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