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In Shakespeares play King Richard III, Richard; the protagonist of the play, is portrayed to be a villain through his sly, sinister tactics to make his way to the throne.
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In Shakespeare's play 'King Richard III', Richard; the protagonist of the play, is portrayed to be a villain through his sly, sinister tactics to make his way to the throne. He has many obstacles in his way and is kept from the throne due to the fact that he is far down the line to be king, so he uses cunning and manipulative skills to hire people to assassinate them getting him closer to the throne. Despite his evil being his manipulative tactics show signs of heroism through his manipulative skills because he shows confidence, smarts and able to get people to support him without them seeing his true nature. These features show his smarts and would be all of the skills he needs to become a leader and a hero but instead uses his expertise for evil and is able to accomplish his objective of becoming king but his he gets overconfident and this results in his death towards the end of the play.
Firstly Richard demonstrates his manipulative character when he talks to Clarence in Act 1 Scene 1, however the audience knows that he is only fooling Clarence.
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