Essay Topic 1
Is Richard the hero or the villain of the play? Use examples from the play to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast Buckingham and Hastings. How are their concepts of loyalty different or similar to each other? How does each character's concept of loyalty lead them to their execution? Support your answer with examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
Using examples from the text to support your answer, why does Shakespeare have scenes with commoners in them? Do these scenes broaden the scope of the play?
Essay Topic 4
How does Richard's personality change over time? Use examples to support your answer.
Essay Topic 5
What makes a weak or strong character? Which type of character is Lady Anne? Cite examples from the play to support your answer.
Essay Topic 6
What is Queen Margaret's curse, and how is it fulfilled throughout the play? Use examples from...
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