The story told in Richard III is not a anecdotal chronical but the fearsome reflection of an inordinate ambition for power that gets its sovereignty through a string of violent murders. The currency of this story lies precisely in this: power struggle displaces the political mechanisms towards a machinery of war. Politics is a practice used in order to come to power, a means to reign. In Richard III, Shakespeare unravels a statesman with the illusion of power and a general ambition for war, and within this dynamic we do not find ourselves constrained by a political ideal or an ideology. Shakespeare's great vitality is the freedom that a character who lacks specific ideology and moralism, can offer us.