Flashcards in Act 3, Scene 3 Deck (19)
Who’s in this scene?
Bolingbroke threatens to rebel if he doesn’t get his land back - power
“Provided that my banishment repealed ...
If not, I’ll use the advantage of my power and lay the summers dust with showers of blood”
Bolingbroke aware of power
“Be he the fire, I’ll be the yielding water”
Richards reference to wee
Him and god are one unit
Richard predicting down fall of England
“10,000 bloody crowns of mother’s sons shall Ill become the flower of England’s face”
Richard speaking in 3rd Person distancing himself
“”The king shall do it. Must he be deposed?”
Richard compares the riches of kings to poorer belonging
“I’ll give my jewels for a set of beads
My gorgeous palace for a hermitage”
“My large kingdom for a little grace,
A little, little grave, an obscure grave”
Richards language remains high but he is physically low
Down down I come like glistring phaeton.
In the base court ? Base court where kings grow base
What does Richard mean by base ?
Basic pragmatic speech like Henry
Who is phaeton
Mythical creature son of god Apollo killed by thunder storm as he couldn’t control chariot
What happens in this scene ?
At flint castle R, confronted by Henry and his army , puts up no resistance and is conveyed to London.
Who’s changed their attitude towards Richard?
North neglects to call him “king Richard”
Rebuked by York
Ideas about ?
B seeking crown
Richard in this scene
Powerful up high
Speaks with regal dignity
North fails to cell him
Richard hubris / Devine right
No hand of blood and bone can gripe the scared handle of our sceptre
Richard warns B