The 1st play of a ancient tetralogy along with 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 such as medieval rulers, Henry IV’s contrastingly smooth reliance on Machiavellian ideas and his highbrow prowess offers him an area that's finally Richard’s undoing. a strong and complicated tragedy, Richard II is still the most politically charged performs of Shakespeare’s illustrious occupation.
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Fifty nine O unswerving father of a treacherous son, 60 Thou sheer, immaculate, and silver fountain sixty one From whence this move, via muddy passages, sixty two Hath held his present and defiled himself, sixty three Thy overflow of fine converts to undesirable, sixty four And thy considerable goodness shall excuse sixty five This lethal blot in thy digressing son. sixty six YORK So shall my advantage be his vice’s bawd, sixty seven And he shall spend mine honor together with his disgrace, sixty eight As thriftless sons their scraping fathers’ gold. sixty nine Mine honor lives whilst his dishonor dies, 70 Or my shamed existence in his dishonor lies. seventy one Thou kill’st me in his lifestyles: giving him breath, seventy two The traitor lives, the genuine man’s positioned to dying. seventy three DUCHESS,