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The Ghost of Richard III Visits William Shakespeare

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13 April 2003 The Ghost of Richard III Visits William Shakespeare I was sitting at my desk in my candle-lit room, a gentle breeze made the candle flicker and a chill ran down my spine. I remember having a strange feeling, as if there was another spirit present, it is hard to explain, but it was nothing like I had ever felt before. The breeze was making me shiver and it was getting colder as time passed, I picked up my lantern and walked across to the window and pulled it to, but still left it slightly ajar, I liked the feel of the air, but today it did not feel the same. I walked back to my desk and placed my lantern down again. My room was becoming duller as the seconds ticked by. It was eight in the evening, I thought I would have written something by now. I picked up my quill and sat and thought, and thought, and thought. Nothing! My mind was somewhere else, but I did not know where. ...read more.


I did not know how to react, I was shocked, too shocked to move, to scared to know what was going on. THE Richard Plantagenet. He had died over one hundred years ago and he was standing right in front of me. Walking towards me. A faint voice came from the figure, "Why?" That is all that was said! "Why what?" I replied "Why did you destroy me? What did I do to deserve this? People will think of me as a criminal, a murderer, un-worthy of my titles! I was killed a hero, a legend, now I am thought of as a villain and all because one person twisted the truth! "You made people think I murdered Lady Anne, when you know that is not what happened. When she died I felt hurt, destroyed, like I could not go on! I loved her, my years with her were better than I imagined life to be and you made people think I murdered her!" "I did not....... I mean..... It is a fictional play, not factual, anyone who reads it will know that!" ...read more.


He replied angrily. "There is only one thing about me that you got right, that I was courageous and would have done anything for my country! If I had to live my life again I would live it the same, I have no regrets!" I felt bad, I had made a generous gentleman out to be a malevolent monster. All I ever wanted to do was write, not create false truth. How could I change it? I did not want to. People would still see him as a hero. I was sure of it! I just had to show him that. In defence of t he play I offered, "I am sorry for giving people the impression that you were evil, but it is merely entertainment, false truth! The people that read this know that and their view of you will not be changed. You are still seen as the fearless, brace and courageous King that you were!" Just as I finished speaking, I looked over at Richard. He was standing motionless. I walked towards him but he was starting to dwindle. Had I changed his mind about my play? Was he still the hero? I really hope so! Andrea Gates 10g5 English Essay ...read more.

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