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1

Words of dying men have impact

Gaunt

Tongues of dying men enforce attention like deep harmony

My deaths sad tale may yet undeaf his ear

2

York

Richard is led my flatters - what he wants to hear

“Flattering sounds”

3

Gaunt talking about England as a throne / majestic but its becoming leased out

“This royal throne of kings”

“Precious stone set in the silver sea”

“This blessed plot, this earth, realm, this England... is now leased out”

“Pelting farm”

4

Gaunt hints as Richards down fall

“His rash fierce blaze of riot cannot last long for violet forest soon burn out themselves”

5

Gaunt vs Richard

Gaunt is devoted/ loyal/ patriotic

Richard misuses his power, leases out his land

6

Gaunt long pun

“Old gaunt indeed, and gaunt in being old”

7

Gaunt

Richard needs people to feed ego / only listens to flatters

A 1000 flatters sit within thy crown 🤴

8

Richard is not the king of England but the...

“Landlord of England”

9

Instead of calling Richard king, what does he say ?

“My brother Edwards son”

10

Northumberland states gaunt is dead

“His tongue is now a stringless instrument”

11

Richard doesn’t care about death of uncle

Driven by money


Arrogant

“Now for our Irish wars”

12

York talking about how great Richards dad it. But Richard isn’t as he killed Gloucester

“His hands were guilty of no kindred blood”

13

York questions Richards action and inheritance

“Did not the one deserve to have an heir”

14

York tragic inevitability

“If you do wrongfully seize Hereford’s rights... you pluck a 1000 dangers on your head”

“Bad courses.. can never fall out good”

15

Richard tragic flaw

Corrupt
Cunning

“We seize into our hands his plate, his goods, his money and his land”

16

Northumberland says Richard is led by followers

“Basely led by flatters”

17

Ross says common people don’t like Richard anymore

“Lost their hearts”

18

Will. Tragic inevitability

“The king grows bankrupt like a broken man”

19

North. B is coming to invade

“3000 men of war... touch our northern shore”

20

Northumberland tragic inevitability for England / suffering

Our drooping countries broken wing