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" And so I was, which plainly signified That I should snarl, and bite, and play the dog. Then, since the heavens have shap'd my body so, Let hell make crook'd my mind to answer it. I have no brother, I am like no brother; And this word 'love,' which greybeards... "
The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson, George ... - Page 337
by William Shakespeare - 1807
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Studying Shakespeare: A Guide to the Plays

Laurie Maguire - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 260 pages
...snapping personality of the dentally equipped baby), he prays that his mind may match his deformed body: "Then since the heavens have shap'd my body so, / Let hell make crook'd my mind to answer it" (5.6.78-9). If Richard is a villain, the role is clearly not congenital. One suspects, then, that the...
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Words that Count: Essays on Early Modern Authorship in Honor of MacDonald P ...

MacDonald Pairman Jackson - Literary Collections - 2004 - 291 pages
...am like no father; I have no brother, I am like no brother; And this word "love," which graybeards call divine Be resident in men like one another And not in me: I am myself alone. (3 Henry VI, 5.6.78-84) But Richard of Gloucester does in fact have kin, including both a father and...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Sequence

Kenneth Muir - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 207 pages
...soliloquy comes after he has murdered Henry VI: in it he proclaims his detachment from his fellows: I have no brother, I am like no brother; And this...like one another, And not in me! I am myself alone. The protagonist of Richard III, which is concerned with the events immediately following, is developed...
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A Commentary on Shakespeare's Richard III

Wolfgang Clemen - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 272 pages
...) Henry VI Richard makes a similar choice of villainy, and gives the same reason for his attitude: 'Then, since the heavens have shap'd my body so, Let hell make crook'd my mind to answer it.' (V, vi, 78 f.) 3 A change of stress at the beginning of line 32 marks the opening of the new section:...
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Henry VI, Part 3

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 132 pages
...am like no father; I have no brother, I am like no brother; And this word "love," which graybeards call divine, Be resident in men like one another And not in me - I am myself alone. (78-84) The audience knows that Richard does resemble his father and once loved him fiercely, yet now...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Dramatists, English - 2007 - 1280 pages
...snarl, and bite, and play the dog. Then, since the heavens have shaped my body so, Let hell make crookt s but thy name that is my enemy; — Thou art thyself...name! What's in a name! that which we call a rose By buzz abroad such prophecies, That Edward shall be fearful of his life; And then, to purge his fear,...
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Male Friendship in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Thomas MacFaul - Literary Criticism - 2007
...selfishness. In 5 Henry VI, Richard's character is set up in his differentiation of himself from his brothers: I have no brother, I am like no brother; And this...like one another, And not in me: I am myself alone, (v. vi. 80—3) Richard's insistence here on his own uniqueness is couched in terms which in themselves...
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Determined to prove a villain: Zur Charakterisierung der Hauptfigur in ...

Markus Bulgrin - 2007 - 28 pages
...sich Richard an dem vom Himmel an ihm verübten Verbrechen mit Hilfe der Hölle rächen zu wollen: Then, since the heavens have shap'd my body so, Let hell make crook'd my mind to answer it. (3, Heinrich VI, V, 6, 78)' Es scheint also einen Zusammenhang zwischen Richards Böswilligkeit und...
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The Changing Face of Evil in Film and Television

Martin F. Norden - Computers - 2007 - 244 pages
...he famously calls on diabolic forces to seal a relationship between it and his villainous behaviour: "Then, since the heavens have shap'd my body so, let hell make crook'd my mind to answer it."29 We may draw a further parallel between the perceived "diabolic" behaviour of disabled people...
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Shakespeare: Essays aus Ungarn ; ausgewählt, übertragen und mit Anmerkungen ...

András Horn - 2008 - 208 pages
...wohn' in Menschen, die einander gleichen, / Und nicht in mir: ich bin ich selbst allein." — „... this word, 'love', which greybeards call divine, /...one another / And not in me— I am myself alone." (V, 6, 82—84) Dann fügt er hinzu: „Ungeachtet seiner vorgeblichen Entsagung setzt Richard seine...
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