scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,264
Richard III - Tragedy in Isolation- The tragedy of Richard III lies in the progressive isolation of its protagonist Discuss From the very opening of the play when Richard III enters solus the protagonists isolation is made clear Richards isolation progresses as he separates himself from the other characters and breaks the natural bonds between Man and nature through his efforts to gain power The first scene of the play begins with a soliloquy which emphasizes Richards physical isolation as he appears alone as he speaks to the audience This idea of physical isolation is heightened by his references to his deformity such as rudely stampdCheated of feature by Dissembling Nature deformed unfinished This deformity would be an outward indication to the audience of the disharmony from Nature and viciousness of his spirit As he hates the idle pleasures of these days and speaks of his plots to set one brother against another Richard seems socially apart from the figures around him and perhaps regarded as an outsider or ostracized because of his deformity His separation from is family is emphasized when he says Dive thoughts down to my soul when he sees his brother approaching He is unable to share his thought with his own family as he is plotting against them Thus we are given hints of his physical social and spiritual isolation which is developed throughout the play But despite these hints he still refers to himself as part of the House of York shown in the repeated use of Our The concept of Richards physical isolation is reinforced in his dealings with Anne in Act I scene ii She calls him thou lump of foul deformity and fouler toad during their exchange Despite these insults she still makes time
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA