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Harry tells Dumbledore's portrait that he will never search for the dropped Resurrection Stone in the Forbidden Forest. He will keep the Invisibility Cloak as a family heirloom, and the Elder Wand will be secretly returned to Dumbledore's tomb in hopes that the wand's power will eventually die with Harry. Dumbledore nods his approval. Harry then uses the Elder Wand to repair his own broken wand.

Although Ron is disappointed that the Elder Wand is being returned to Dumbledore's tomb, Harry prefers his old wand's familiarity. He concludes that the Elder Wand would be more trouble than it is worth, and that he has "had enough trouble for a lifetime.

The long, intricate story concludes with each puzzle piece set in place and Harry's questions finally answered; Voldemort has been defeated and Harry now knows that Dumbledore truly loved him. And though Dumbledore had tasked Harry with locating and dispatching the remaining Horcruxes, he knew Harry needed help.

Ultimately, each soul shard was slain by a different person: Even Harry's enemies unintentionally helped. Voldemort unknowingly slayed the soul shard within Harry with his own deadly curse, and Ravenclaw's Diadem was scorched by the Fiendfyre that Crabbe conjured. In the end, Harry dispensed only one, Riddle's Diary. However, he was instrumental in identifying and locating the Cup and the Diadem, though it was Luna Lovegood who suggested the latter.

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Harry intended to destroy the remaining Horcruxes alone, an act that could have taken years and in which he likely would have failed. Instead, he learns to rely on and trust in others. By having each Horcrux destroyed by a different person, Rowling shows that Harry is the sum of all his parts, with those parts including his friends' support, loyalty, love, and companionship, especially Ron and Hermione's.

Draco Malfoy also played a crucial role—his refusal to positively identify Harry and the others at Malfoy Manor aided their escape. Although Draco is hardly redeemed, his soul remains intact, giving him an opportunity to become a better person than most in his family. And just as Lily sacrificed her own life to protect Harry against Voldemort, Harry's willingness to meet death protected those who were battling Voldemort and his Death Eaters. This became evident when all the charms, hexes, and curses that Voldemort and his followers were hurling in the final battle seemed remarkably ineffective.

Also, Voldemort's tossing Harry about with the Cruciatus curse without it inflicting any pain is a subtle clue to readers that the Elder Wand's allegiance belongs to Harry— it will not harm its true master. Harry had been continually criticized by his mentors for acting too predictably to his enemies, particularly in using the Expelliarmus defensive charm.

During his final confrontation with Voldemort, Harry knew that he Harry was the Elder Wand's true master. He again cast Expelliarmus, ejecting the wand from Voldemort's hand into his own as the Killing Curse rebounded off his body, fatally striking Voldemort. By doing the predictable, Harry acted unpredictably and defeated Voldemort, not by killing him, but allowing the Dark Lord's evil nature to be his own undoing, unintentionally slaying himself.

Harry is victorious through his cunning, patience, persistence, and by building alliances, rather than executing his enemies. Throughout the entire series, Harry never kills anyone. Harry has also learned that death, grief, and loss are essential and inevitable parts of living; escaping them is impossible, and confronting them only makes one stronger. When Harry promises Dumbledore that the Resurrection Stone will be left in the Forbidden Forest, it shows that he has not only accepted death's finality, but embraced it, making him its true master.

He resolves to never again summon his parents' spirits, understanding that it was never a true resurrection and that the dead must be left in peace. Seeing that James , Lily , Sirius , and Lupin have a serene and happy existence, Harry is content, knowing they will someday be reunited. Now Harry can move forward and live a full, satisfying. And while Harry accepts that the people and things he has loved and lost can never truly be retrieved with or without magic, there is one exception: Some readers, like Ron, may disagree with Harry's decision to return the Elder Wand to Dumbledore's tomb, but Harry realizes that it is too powerful and coveted a weapon for him to safely wield.

If it should ever become openly known that he commands the wand, he would need to be constantly vigilant against potential attackers seeking it, who would need only to disarm him during a single, unguarded moment. Harry also prefers his own wand, though if he is ever disarmed while using it, the Elder Wand's power conceivably could transfer to his opponent, even being entombed.

If any reader still believes after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that Neville Longbottom should have been sorted into Hufflepuff House rather than Gryffindor, they need only to remember Dumbledore's words to Harry in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets that, "only a true Gryffindor could pull that the Sword of Gryffindor out of the Hat". The Sword's role in the series comes full circle here, and it is fitting that Neville should wield it just as Harry did when he killed the Basilisk in the "Chamber of Secrets".

Harry killing the Basilisk empowered the Sword with Basilisk venom. Now, as it had earlier with Harry, the Sorting Hat presents the blade to Neville, among the worthiest of Gryffindors, who beheads Nagini, the final Horcrux, thus allowing Voldemort to be slain by his own evil hand. His mental health deteriorates while he stagnates, mostly alone in self-pity. A chance appearance of a pretty island girl brings him some small semblance of joy. But unknown to him, she has arrived on his dock for less than altruistic reasons.

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Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. Spacey had played the role of Richard's henchman, the Duke of Buckingham, in the Pacino film. The film was later remade by Roger Corman in with Vincent Price in the lead role. The most famous player of the part in recent times was Laurence Olivier in his film version. Olivier's film incorporates a few scenes and speeches from Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 3 and Cibber's rewrite of Shakespeare's play, but cuts entirely the characters of Queen Margaret and the Duchess of York, and Richard's soliloquy after seeing the ghosts of his victims.

Olivier has Richard seduce Lady Anne while mourning over the corpse of her husband rather than her father-in-law as in the play. Olivier's rendition has been parodied by many comedians, including Peter Cook and Peter Sellers. The first episode of the BBC television comedy Blackadder in part parodies the Olivier film, visually as in the crown motif , Peter Cook's performance as a benevolent Richard, and by mangling Shakespearean text "Now is the summer of our sweet content made o'ercast winter by these Tudor clouds Richard Loncraine's film , starring Ian McKellen , is set in a fictional fascist England in the s, and based on an earlier highly successful stage production.

Only about half the text of the play is used. The first part of his "Now is the winter of our discontent The famous final line of Richard's "A horse, my kingdom for a horse" is spoken when his jeep becomes trapped after backing up into a large pile of rubble. In , Al Pacino made his directoral debut and played the title role in Looking for Richard , analysing the plot of the play and playing out several scenes from it, as well as conducting a broader examination of Shakespeare's continuing role and relevance in popular culture.

The minute film is considered to be the earliest surviving American feature film. Executive producer Pippa Harris commented, "By filming the Henry VI plays as well as Richard III , we will allow viewers to fully appreciate how such a monstrous tyrant could find his way to power, bringing even more weight and depth to this iconic character. See photo of Richmond slaying Richard, above. The connection between Lincoln and the play was indelibly printed on history when on 14 April , within a fortnight of the president's visit to the defeated city, he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth , a Shakespearean actor known for playing both Richard and Richmond.

Booth's notorious, final words from the stage were " Sic semper tyrannis ". Shakespeare critic Keith Jones believes that the film in general sets up its main character as a kind of antithesis to Richard III. In the Red Dwarf episode " Marooned ", Rimmer objects to Lister 's burning of the Complete Works of Shakespeare in an attempt to maintain enough heat to keep him alive. When challenged, Rimmer claims he can quote from it and embarks upon the soliloquy: That's all I can remember. That famous speech from Richard III — 'now, something something something something'.

The phrase " Winter of Discontent " is an expression, popularised by the British media, referring to the winter of —79 in the United Kingdom, during which there were widespread strikes by local authority trade unions demanding larger pay rises for their members. A horse, A horse, My kingdom for a horse!

In the Mel Brooks film Robin Hood: This quote is found in many translations of Anton Chekhov 's Three Sisters. Vershinin, a cultured and philosophical character, makes reference to this famous quote when he says "Half my kingdom for a glass of tea! Crime Scene Investigation , Season 3, Episode 21, "Forever", when a horse trainer gets killed in the scene of the crime, Grissom quotes this particular line.

As Visual Cultures professor Lynn Turner notes, this scene anticipates a parallel scene in which Craig uses deceit to seduce Maxine through Malkovich. Adam Sandler 's film Jack and Jill features Al Pacino reprising his role of Richard III, although the movie scenes are modified as Pacino interacts with the audience in a heavily comedic way. Multiple reviewers who panned the film regarded Pacino as the best element of the film. In V for Vendetta when V confronts father Lilliman, he quotes the line "And thus I clothe my naked villany in old odd ends stol'n forth of holy writ, and seem a saint when most I play the devil.

In Freaked , an arrogant movie star who has been transformed into a "hideous mutant freak" makes use of his deformity by performing the opening soliloquy, condensed by a local professor in subtitles for the "culturally illiterate" to the more succinct "I'm ugly. I never get laid. Elliot Garfield Dreyfuss describes his performance as "putrid". The manga Requiem of the Rose King by Aya Kanno , which began in , is a loose adaptation of the first Shakespearean historical tetralogy. It depicts Richard III as intersex instead of hunchbacked. Shakespeare, and the Tudor chroniclers who influenced him, had an interest in portraying the defeat of the Plantagenet House of York by the House of Tudor as good conquering evil.

Loyalty to the new regime required that the last Plantagenet king, Richard III , be depicted as a villain. Richard was not personally responsible for the death of his wife's first husband, Edward of Westminster the son of Henry VI , nor that of her father, the Earl of Warwick and in Henry VI, Part 3 Richard is not portrayed as being responsible for Warwick's death. Edward of Westminster and Warwick were both killed in the battles of Tewkesbury and Barnet , respectively. Shakespeare's sources do not identify Richard as being involved in the death of Henry VI , who was probably murdered on the orders of Edward IV.

Richard took the throne by an Act of Parliament [38] , on the basis of testimony claiming that Edward IV's marriage to Queen Elizabeth Elizabeth Woodville had been bigamous. There is no surviving evidence to suggest that he planned to marry his niece, Elizabeth of York , although rumours about this plan did circulate. At the Battle of Bosworth there was no single combat between Richard and Richmond Henry Tudor , although it has been suggested that Richard had hoped for one.

The only contemporary reference to Richard having any deformities was the observation that his right shoulder was slightly higher than his left, which is now known to have been caused by his scoliosis of the spine. After the discovery of Richard's remains in it became clear that, although he might have been slightly hunched, the degree and direction of the curvature was not as serious as that of a spinal kyphosis or "hunchback" , and there were no other apparent deformities.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In the quartos, he is simply "First Lord". In the quartos, he is simply "Second Lord". Shakespeare, Act 5, Scene 9".

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