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The Soliloquies of Richard in Richard III Throughout the notable play of Richard III soliloquies speeches which Richard The treacherous protagonist speaks to himself and to the audience play very outstanding and significant roles As through the villain heros soliloquies we are presented the material that cannot be realistically delivered in dialogue They enable our understanding of the unmasked Richard and enable our appreciation of the play as they reveal Richards isolation reveal the information on the plot which are the background and atmosphere of the story and Richards treacherous plan reveal Richards inner thoughts which appear clear to us the deformities of his mind and also reveal his self-knowledge The first scene of the play begins with a soliloquy which emphasizes Richards isolation as he appears alone and even bitterly depicts his deformity as rudely stampdDeformd unfinishd His deformity can indicate the disharmony from nature and viciousness of his spirit Richards deformities both physical and mental exclude him from the world around him He is separated even from his family as he says Dive thoughts down to my soul when he sees his brother the Duke of Clarence coming He is unable to share his thought with his own family as he is plotting against them He has no true relationship with anyone because he only knows how to use and abuse or victimize people around him He uses his superior wit and inferior deformity against others His isolation is obviously seen when he dreams as he is completely alone unloved and loveless He is too vicious and despiteful to even he himself can love his own self There is no creature loves me And if I die no soul shall pity me Nay wherefore should they since that I myself Find in myself no pity to myself His deformity and isolation combining with the boundless ambition and egotism could possibly be the cause of his thirst for the throne that
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