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In the beginning of the play Edward II a letter is being read by Gaveston The letter is from The King The letter seems quite romantic and amorous but from reading Gavestons response to whom the letter was to it becomes apparent that Gaveston could use this whole scenario to his advantage What greater bliss can hap to Gaveston than live and be the favourite of a king The fact that Gaveston says a king and not Edward makes it seem as though he simply wants to use Edward to gain material possessions from being the favourite of a king Edward mentions And share the kingdom with thy dearest friend which in a sense indicates that Edward is himself willing to give up some of his power to Gaveston and from what I have mentioned Gaveston is well aware of this and wants to seize the opportunity of gaining power From the first speech Gaveston says it does become quite obvious that Gaveston is out to gain as much as he possibly can and it also is apparent that Edward is wiling to give up what he has for Gaveston The king is the most powerful person in the country but if only he rules the country properly that us something Edward fails to do King is meant to rule his kingdom yet he is willing to share it with Gaveston Come Gaveston And share the kingdom with thy dearest friend The lords and nobles are the next most powerful people who usually tend to advise the king but from the start of the play Edward seems to take all of his advice from Gaveston Gaveston is not a lord or a noble but this supposed instant high status he has gained seems to drive a wedge between the king and the lords and nobles This is something the lords and nobles themselves will not be
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