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Shakespeares Portrayal of Richard III exemplified Through the Senecan Tyrant the Vice Figure and the Machiavel To accomplish goals in ones life one must be determined and must have certain characteristics that avenge to ones aspirations In the play Richard III Richard IIIs goal is to ascend the throne There are two ways that one can claim the throne by birthright or might Since Richard III cannot claim the throne by right he must therefore take it by might To accomplish this goal Richard Duke of Gloucester must be determined to achieve his goal at all costs Also he must have the characteristics to meet his determination Kings are generally thought to be beautiful God-like humans from a certain genealogy They are placed at the throne due to whom they were born to andor who they marry Richard is born of the royal family but he does not possess the qualities of a King to be legitimate according to Shakespeares Richard III In order to comprehend why such a high level of fear and insecurity can be brought about a look at the upbringing and personal life of Richard should be brought into discussion One of three brothers Richard was in constant competition of who would succeed in gaining the throne of England Richard like his other brothers wanted the title of king quite badly As time pressed on it seemed less likely that Richard would succeed in gaining the throne His shrewd attitude and a physical deformity that left him nearly paralyzed were two of the many reasons why Richard would be kept of the throne Richard quickly became aware of this and he therefore began his rampage to insure himself the throne After killing off his brothers and many others who were eligible to succeed Richard finally became King of England This title did not bring comfort and Richard continued to kill anybody who posed a threat in keeping him
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