Cardinal Wolsey Soliloquy Essays and Term Papers

  • Shakespeare's Henry Viii

    worked to get there and become too comfortable. In this soliloquy, Cardinal Wolsey feels very shocked and resentful about his dismissal from the court, resentful for becoming too comfortable with his position, as if he couldn’t be touched. Cardinal Wolsey also experienced a state of shock, that him of all...

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  • Allusion, figurative language, and tone to convey Wolsey’s complex response to his dismissal from court (Shakespeare’s play Henry VIII)

    (For Students of 2011) In the following speech from Shakespeare’s play Henry VIII, Cardinal Wolsey considers his sudden downfall from his position as advisor to the king. Spokesmen for the king have just left Wolsey alone on stage. Read the speech carefully. Then write a well-organized essay in which...

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  • Henry Xiii

    allow him the right to divorce, the king releases Wolsey from his position, leaving him to fend for himself. As Cardinal Wolsey is left alone to begin his monologue the real him comes out onto the stage. Rethinking his downfall as advisor to the king, Wolsey pours out his emotions in a very profound manner...

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  • Poetry Analysis- Shakespeare

    his advisor, Cardinal Wolsey. Wolsey’s subsequent soliloquy served to reveal his resentment and despair over his dismissal. Shakespeare’s skilled use of religious allusions, strong diction, and figurative language reveal the extent of Wolsey’s lamentation. Shocked at his misfortune, Wolsey initially bemoans...

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  • Beethoven

    an affair; he is the king, and the woman he chooses will influence a nation and mother the heir to the throne. The squabble between Buckingham and Wolsey is not just the jealousy of two men competing for their boss's attention; the outcome is a matter of life and death and will determine whether nobles...

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  • A Man For All Seasons

    marriage was wrong. When Pope Clement VII refused to dispense with his previous dispensation and allow the divorce, Henry dismissed his adviser, Cardinal Wolsey, who then died of heart complications. Henry then appointed Thomas More as Lord Chancellor of England in 1529. Meanwhile, Henry and his associate...

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  • A Man for All Season

    heir. But More, ever the diplomat, keeps quiet about his feelings in the hopes that Henry will not bother him about the matter. At a meeting with Cardinal Wolsey, Lord Chancellor of England, More reviews the letter to Rome that requests the pope’s approval of Henry’s divorce. More points out that the pope...

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  • Poetry Essay Prompt

    organization, diction, and figurative language prepare the reader for the speaker's concluding response. 1990 Poem: Soliloquy from Henry IV, Part II (William Shakespeare) Prompt: In the soliloquy, King Henry laments his inability to sleep. In a well-organized essay, briefly summarize the King's thoughts and...

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  • Wolsey and henry VIII

    idea of the king wholly surrendering his power to the Cardinal and instead state that the king still had some control in government matters. Source 6 states ‘I thought it best not to allow anyone else to bear this message’ when writing to Cardinal Wolsey in 1520. This is supported by the knowledge we have...

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  • Do You Agree with the View That in the Years 1515-1525 Henry Viii Wholly Surrendered Power in Government to Cardinal Wolsey?

    years 1515-1525 Henry VIII wholly surrendered power in government to Cardinal Wolsey? To a certain extent within 
Source 4 (by J.J. Scarisbrick 1968) supports the idea that possibly Henry VIII actually did surrender power over to Wolsey. The evidence within the source that suggests this possibly for being...

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  • A Faithful Servant: the Ambition and Power of Thomas Wolsey

    one minister came to dominate over the rest. The Archbishop of York, Thomas, Cardinal Wolsey (1473-1530) seemed to take over when the members of Henry’s council began to retire or die off. This rise to power that the cardinal was experiencing, as well as his new found friendship with the king eventually...

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  • How Succesful Was Wolsey as Henry's Chancellor

    How successful was Wolsey as Henry’s Lord Chancellor Wolsey was born the son of a lowly butcher in Ipswich in 1473, He possessed a fine mind: when he was 15 he got a 1stDegree at Oxford University, He was extremely academically able and possessed drive and confidence. From this he went on to be a...

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  • Thomas Wolsey Notes

    Thomas Wolsey (1475-1530) Thomas Wolsey was an English political figure and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. Wolsey was a cardinal and statesman, Henry VIII's Lord Chancellor and one of the last churchmen to play a dominant role in English political life. Born: March 1473, Ipswich Died:...

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  • How did Wolsey maintain power?

     Thomas Wolsey was a skilful Lord Chancellor of England, and a Cardinal. He was Lord Chancellor for Henry VIII from 1515 to 1529 and made many important decisions regarding the future of both the Church in England and the state. In a time where monarchs had enough power so they could execute or kill...

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  • The King's Great Matter

    period, Cardinal Wolsey, an advisor to Henry and very powerful in the Catholic Church, moved closer and closer to Henry. As the relationship progressed Henry became more distant to Catherine. Wolsey spied on Catherine and she thought he acted against her always. She began to believe that Wolsey had always...

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  • Thomas Wolsey's fall from power

    The most important reason for Wolsey’s fall from power was his failure to obtain a divorce. How far do you agree? Wolsey was a cardinal and statesman, Henry’s lord chancellor and most faithful servant, whom he was most reliant upon. From 1515 to 1529 Wolsey’s rule was undisputed. Henry VIII delegated...

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  • time line of henry viii

    Aragon. Thomas Wolsey appointed royal Almoner 1511-14- Richard Hunne case 1512-Westminster Palace burnt down 1511-12 – First French war 1513- War against French and Scots 1514- Wolsey made Archbishop of York. Death of Louis XII of France; succeeded by Francis I 1515- Wolsey made Cardinal (November)...

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  • Cardinal Wolsey

    Cardinal Wolsey In the Cardinal Wolsey speech Wolsey has just been removed from position as the advisor to the king. His diminished attitude towards the affair has lead him to reveal his feelings of anguish to the crowd. It is as though a tragic event such as this was enough to make him reconsider...

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  • English Renaissance Drama

    dating of the transition is difficult. The first extant purely secular play, Henry Medwall's Fulgens and Lucres, was performed at the household of Cardinal Morton, where the young Thomas More was serving as a page. Early Tudor interludes soon grew more elaborate, incorporating music and dance, and some...

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  • 'Domestic Policy Under Cardinal Thomas Wolsey Was a Failure' How Far Do You Agree with This Statement?

    ‘Domestic policy under Wolsey was a failure’. How far do you agree with this assessment? Wolsey was Henry VIII’s chief minister for 15 years and it’s fair to say that historians have, in general, been disappointed with his lack of achievement in the area of domestic affairs. Most argue that he devoted...

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