Great Books II   Spring 2014
  Richard III  

April 3

... my kingdom stands on brittle glass ...c

A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!

April 7

Acts I -  III.ii

BRING Machiavelli both days.

Acts III.iii-V

  1. Image is everything. How so for Richard of Gloucester?

  2. What dualities are at work in the play?

  3. What is the fundamental duality?

  4. Which half of Richard holds the power?

  1. What does the horse symbolize for Richard?

  2. What ultimately brings about Richard's downfall?

  3. Where does Richard's self reside?

  4. What do each of the curses accomplish?