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1

Gaunt cannot avenge his father’s death because Richard is king

“God’s is the quarrel; for gods substitute his deputy anointed... I may never lift an angry arm against his minister”

2

Why doesn’t gaunt take revenge ?

Treason against king would be blasphemy against god.

God will take vengeance

3

Significance of scene?

Private / intimate just after the pomp and ceremony.

Public and private issues, corruption of the England under Richards rule

Audience scrutinise Richard already

4

Private issue

Death of Gloucester

Crime against family honour and sin against nature

5

Duchess metaphor for death of Gloucester

“One vial full of Edwards sacred blood one flourishing branch of his most royal root is brackets and all the precious liquor split”

6

Duchess wants revenge

“The best way is to venge my Gloucesters death”