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1

What does Richard say to Gaunt that shows him respect and contrasts to his treatment of him later?

'Old John of Gaunt, time-honoured Lancaster'

2

What does Henry say that is dramatically ironic.
Heightening how the audience will know of Richards involvement in Gloucester's death?

'Thou art a traitor and a miscreant/
Too good to be so, and too bad to live'

3

How is it evident that Henry lays down a challenge?

The stage actions.
[throwing down his gage]

4

What does Henry say that builds tension and provides an underlying message to Richard?

'That he did plot the Duke of Gloucester's death'.

5

What does Henry say when he indirectly challenges Richard to avoid treason?

'traitor coward'
'sacrificing Abel's cries'

6

What does Richard say that foregrounds the demise of England?

'Forget, forgive, conclude and be agreed;/
Our Doctors say this is no month to bleed.'

7

How does Mowbray fight for his honour?

'I am disgraced, impeached, and baffled here'

8

Richards reference to animals and how English can overpower anybody?

'lions make leopards tame.'

9

Plunged into conflict

“Face to face and frowning brow to brow, ourselves will hear the accuser and the accused freely speak”

10

Arterieoric / Richard as god / reminder of greatness

“We thank you both”

11

How is language significant here ?

Richards is grand / poetic / calm

Bolingbroke isn’t poetic

12

Mowbray is respectful of the king / doesn’t speak with offensive language

“Your highness curbs me forming giving reins and spurs to my free speech”

13

Significance of “highness”

It is a representative way of to refer to Richards importance & order in hierarchy

14

Richard is impartial / unbiased / good king at this point

“Impartial are our eyes and ears”

15

Richards power / tragic flaw / ironic because there is blood

“Be ruled by me let’s purge this choker without letting blood”

“We were not born to sue, but to command”