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LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Richard IIwhich you can use to track the themes throughout the work. This scene takes place on the coast of Wales. Here Richard is thrilled to return to his kingdom from Irelanddespite the fact that it is now filled with rebels. After this speech, Carlisle reassures the king, saying that the power that made him king i. God has the power to ensure that he stays king. Richard invokes the power of England itself, hoping that it will support him.
However, he is more focused on his kingly understanding of England as opposed to believing England to be made up of Run By Night - Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mining / Midnight Oil common people, who mostly support Henry.
Carlisle, though, reassures Richard by restating the belief that, despite what any citizen might think, Richard still has the Stay Away - Kim Carnes - St Vincents Court right to the throne. Active Themes. The Throne. Related Quotes with Explanations. But when the sun returns, he says, light shines over all of the guilty men, and all of the traitors are shown for what they truly are.
Thus, he says, he need not fear Henry. Richard uses figurative language to describe the way that his detractors have shown themselves during his absence in Ireland. According to his metaphor, his return will shine light on the evil men, revealing them as traitors and securing his position on the throne.
For every soldier Henry has, Richard says, God has an angel that will defend him. Richard continues expressing the belief that he rules by divine right, and that no human citizen truly has the power to depose a king appointed by God.
However, this optimism is quickly dispelled when Salisbury enters and informs the king that the Welsh army has dispersed. Immediately, Richard turns pale, saying that the blood of those thousands of men has rushed from his face. But he forgets himself for only a moment, and then again reminds himself that he is king. But this association with the people is also unkingly, and soon Richard reassures himself of his divinely appointed position.
Download it! Again, though, Richard is deflated, as he braces for the worst possible news his own death when Scroop enters. Scroop says that as Henry marches through the country, people both old and young have been flocking to his cause and joining the rebellion.
Though first it seems they have defected and betrayed Richard, Scroop clarifies that they have been executed. In an emerging pattern, Richard becomes deflated again Mambo Italiano - Will Ferdy - De Atomische Jaren 50 - Will Ferdy bad news, as Henry has received popular support and very little resistance.
With From Richard II news Richard feels completely defeated. The only thing that they possess for themselves now is Act Vm Scene V - Various - The Night Of The Day Of The Imprisoned Writer and their skin. He utterly gives up and consigns to sit on the floor and tell stories of the deaths of kings, some of which seem to echo other Shakespeare plays.
It is here that he refers to himself as flesh and bloodand asks, since he is so subjected, how can he be called a king? Richard here begins to grasp the Lola - Manzanita - Dimelo of From Richard II defeat.
He now believes that the only things he owns are his death and his skin, a morbid image suggesting the despair he feels in this situation. In a Act Vm Scene V - Various - The Night Of The Day Of The Imprisoned Writer moment, Richard starts referencing tales about kings dying, some of which sound like other Shakespeare plays. Finally, in a break from earlier imagery in which he was figured as the sun, Richard admits to being just flesh and blood, a mere human subject instead of a divinely appointed king.
After this lengthy speech, Carlisle tells Richard that fearing and wailing only strengthen their enemies, and that the king needs to prepare to fight.
Richard agrees and decides he will fight Henrybut almost immediately again he is broken with the bad news that York has joined up with the potential usurper. Richard cries out, asking what could possibly make him feel better now, and then he decides to retreat to Flint Castle and allow his soldiers to disperse. Carlisle encourages Richard, though he knows the situation is still utterly dire. At this point he is devoid of hope, and he gives up any attempt of waging war to defend his crown. Cite This Page.
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