Physiognomy in The Tragedy of Richard III: Richard III

Physiognomy in The Tragedy of Richard III: Richard III
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Evil Physiognomy

Physiognomy in Literature

Lesson Plans by Kristy Littlehale

Physiognomy, the physical features and characteristics of a person that indicate personality, intentions, or other internal trait. plays an important role in literature by allowing the audience or reader to identify characters who have hidden intentions or motives.




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Physiognomy Examples - Richard III by William Shakespeare | Use T Charts to compare and contrast physiognomy in literature!

Storyboard Text

  • Physiognomy: Evil Characters
  • Physical Traits:
  • Textual Evidence:
  • Character Name:
  • • deformed • walks with a limp • has one shoulder higher than the other which makes him hunchbacked • withered arm
  • Richard III
  • "And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover, to entertain these fair well-spoken days, I am determined to prove a villain, And hate the idle pleasures of these days. Plots have I laid, inductions dangerous, By drunken prophecies, libels and dreams, To set my brother Clarence and the king, In deadly hate, the one against the other."
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