Thomas of Woodstock in "Richard II" Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Thomas of Woodstock in "Richard II"
An examination of the importance of Thomas of Woodstock in Shakespeare's "Richard II".
# 86710 | 675 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Richard II and III)


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The paper describes how Thomas of Woodstock (the Duke of Gloucester) has been assassinated, before William Shakespeare's "Richard II" even begins. The paper elaborates that, despite being relegated to a back-story character, Thomas of Woodstock is mentioned early and often, en route to becoming the key symbol foreshadowing the downfall of King Richard II himself. This brief essay discusses the importance of Thomas of Woodstock to the play and to the audience.

From the Paper:

"Before William Shakespeare's Richard II begins, Thomas of Woodstock (the Duke of Gloucester) has been assassinated. However, despite being relegated to a back-story character, Thomas of Woodstock is mentioned early and often, en route to becoming the key symbol foreshadowing the downfall of King Richard II himself. Thomas of Woodstock (not to be confused with one his supposed killers, Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk) has died suspiciously long before the opening of Richard II."

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