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Most characters in Elizabeth are obsessed with fulfilling their own selfish wishes. Do you agree?

In the film Elizabeth most of the characters are only interested in fulfilling their own wishes. Although there are a few characters who seem to be unselfish we can not be sure whether their motives are just better concealed then others. Elizabeth is set in a time when men ruled and often got their own way, so it is interesting that when a woman comes into a position of power they feel threatened by her and try to do something about it.

Robert Dudley is a good example of a character who puts his own desires first. Before Elizabeth became Queen he was having an affair with her and it is obvious that they are both in love. When Elizabeth's sister dies, however, she is no longer his property and he knows he has no chance of being with her while she is on the throne. It is interesting that his original love for her leads him to commit treason. This

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