On Entitlement

Today’s video features Shakespeare talking to us about yesterday’s reading by Shakespeare. Um, wait, something seems wrong with saying that. Check out the video below to see for yourself.

Oh, it’s actually Dr. Todd Lidh, a doctor of English at CUA and the former Director of CUA’s First-Year Experience, playing the role of Shakespeare! Dr. Lidh as Shakespeare warns us with the example of the character Richard II about thinking that we are entitled to things we are not entitled to. What are some ways that people might be tempted to do this? How might people guard against this danger.

Photo: “Keeping notes in the 21st Century” by Michael Dales is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

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  1. Jaesen Evangelista says:

    First of all, thank you Dr. Todd Lidh for this AWESOME video!

    Second, there are plenty of short-term desires that seem pleasurable and worth indulging in but are completely not worth the effort, like power and fame. Richard II is an example of someone who succumbs to this kind of short-term desire. Ruling over everything, having people bow down to you, getting what you want by just an order, all of those things are extremely attractive no matter how corrupt they truly are. I can understand why Richard II is as he is.

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