Tey's "Daughter of Time" and Shakespeare's "Richard III, A Portrait of Evil"
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The paper offers a summary of Josephine Tey's "Daughter of Time" and Shakespeare's "Richard III, A Portrait of Evil" and discusses the primary differences between these works, with a focus on their main characters. The paper finds that unlike the intriguing atmosphere from Tey's book, the atmosphere at Edward's court is poisoned by all the murders and intrigues. Furthermore, the paper relates that Tey saves Richard's soul, by concluding that he was not the culprit for the princes' death, while Shakespeare condemns him by depicting him as an impersonation of evil, lacking any sign of humanity.
From the Paper:"Let us begin with a summary of the works under discussion, which will provide a better insight for understanding the differences between them. Just like the title of the play suggests it, the evil character is the main character, that is Richard III. He is the brother of King Edward IV- the current leader of the country and of Clarence. Since Clarence is the one to succeed Edward to the throne in case something happens to him, Richard is determined to eliminate him. He convinces the king that their brother is a traitor and has him sent to the Tower of London. Naturally he tells Clarence that he is on his side, suggesting that the king's decision in this regard was influenced by his wife. In the mean time Richard succeeds to win over the heart of lady Anne and is all the more excited about his conquest thinking that he was the one to have killed her husband and his father. Richard orders two murderers to have his brother killed.
"Clarence tries to convince the killers to let him live, telling them among other things that Richard would pay them better than Edward. Despite being told that it was this brother who had ordered the killing and not the other one, he refuses to believe it. Clarence is killed and Edward dies, thus leaving a free road to the throne for their brother."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Shakespeare, W. Richard III .Signet Classics, 1998
- Tey, J. The daughter of Time. Touchstone, 1995
Cite this Comparison Essay:
Tey's "Daughter of Time" and Shakespeare's "Richard III, A Portrait of Evil" (2013, April 30) Retrieved February 16, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/tey-daughter-of-time-and-shakespeare-richard-iii-a-portrait-of-evil-152868/
"Tey's "Daughter of Time" and Shakespeare's "Richard III, A Portrait of Evil"" 30 April 2013. Web. 16 February. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/tey-daughter-of-time-and-shakespeare-richard-iii-a-portrait-of-evil-152868/>