Richard II

Richard II: Top Ten Quotes

John of Gaunts speech on England. “This royal throne of kings, this scepterd isle, This earth of majesty, seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-Paradise.” Act 2, scene 1, line 40-42 Richard II on the sacred nature of kingship “This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England, This nurse, this teeming womb of royal …

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Richard II: Theme Analysis

Richard II as Failed King Richard II pits two very different types of men against each other in what at first seems like a struggle for power. But Richard is so easily defeated that the emphasis of the play is more on the exploration of his character than on political intrigue. When push comes to …

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