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ESSAY USING QUOTES FROM RICHARD III RICHARD DUKE OF GLOUCESTER CAN BE SEEN AS AN EXTREME EGOCENTRIC A PERSON WITH A COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR THE FEELINGS OF OTHERS AND ONE WHO LEAVES A TRAIL OF CHAOS BEHIND HIM IN HUMAN TERMS Richard Duke of Gloucester was an extremely egocentric person He had a complete disregard for the emotions of all the peoples lives that he has affected in his mission to get the crown On his path to get the crown he left a huge trail of chaos behind him the trail had affected many peoples lives those close to him and those he had never met He was so egocentric that he killed anyone standing in his way of the crown or people that he no longer needed this included family friends and his cronies who helped him get the crown Richard is an extremely egocentric character in Shakespeares play He only cares about one person himself He will do anything to get what he wants even if it means hurting the people who are closest to him The following quotes show the depths that Richard will go to to get what he wants Act 1 Scene 1 Lines 30-41 Richard I am determined to prove a villain And hate the idle pleasures of these days Plots have I laid inductions dangerous By drunken prophecies libels and dreams To set my brother Clarence and the King In deadly hate the one against the other And if King Edward be as true and just As I am subtle false and treacherous This day should Clarence closely be mewed up About a prophecy which says that G Of Edwards heirs the murderer shall be Dive thoughts down to my soul-here Clarence comes Richard is so determined to get his way that he is going to manipulate King Edward into thinking that Clarence wants to kill him Richard reminds Edward of
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