The 1st play of a old tetralogy which includes Shakespeare’s Henry IV (parts 1 and a pair of) and Henry V, Richard II info the tragic downfall of the eponymous king and simultaneous upward thrust of Henry IV. while Richard II’s reliance on his bloodline and the Divine correct of Kings makes him quaint and comparable to medieval rulers, Henry IV’s contrastingly glossy reliance on Machiavellian ideas and his highbrow prowess provides him an part that's finally Richard’s undoing. a strong and intricate tragedy, Richard II continues to be probably the most politically charged performs of Shakespeare’s illustrious occupation.
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Rosary 154. homosexual: exceptional, tremendous 156. palmer’s: pilgrim’s (See photo. ) A palmer. (3. three. 156) From Henry Peacham, Minerua Britanna . . . (1612). 159. vague: suggested òbscure one hundred sixty. King’s street: i. e. , instead of in consecrated floor 161. alternate: site visitors 164. buried as soon as: i. e. , as soon as i'm buried 167. inn: beat down; corn: wheat 168. revolting: rebelling 169. play the wantons: dally, trifle one hundred seventy. make . . . fit: i. e. , devise a smart video game 172. fretted: i. e. , dug (literally, worn away) one hundred seventy five. in poor health: misfortune (that factors them to weep) 176. idly: foolishly one hundred eighty. make a leg: i. e. , bow 181. base court docket: outermost courtyard (Holinshed says that Bolingbroke waited for Richard “within the 1st gate” of the fort. ); attend: wait 183. glist’ring: glittering; Phaëton: son of Apollo, the sunlight god, killed whereas trying to force the chariot of the sunlight (See photo. ) “Down I come, like glist’ring Phaëton. ” (3. three. 183) From Ovid, . . . Metamorphoseos Libri XV . . . (1527). 184. in need of the deal with of: i. e. , not able to manage deal with: i. e. , manège, horsemanship 187. do them grace: i. e. , exhibit them desire 194. fondly: foolishly; frantic guy: madman 196. Stand all aside: i. e. , every person stand apart 201. Me relatively had: i. e. , I had particularly 208. redoubted: feared, reverenced 213. wish: lack 216. prepared: willingly