(5)1213 Level N English Richard III Notes Act 5

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Unformatted text preview: 6. 7. What do Herbert and Blunt think that Richard’s friends will do? Where does Richard’s army make its camp? How large does Richard say his army is? Why do both Richmond and Richard ask for pen and paper? To whom does Richmond send a note? Explain the following quotations: a) “That Margaret’s curse falls heavy upon my neck…Wrong hath but wrong, and blame the due of blame.” (Sc.1, l.25‐29) b) “To reap the harvest of perpetual peace/ By this one bloody trial of sharp war.” (Sc.2, l.15) c) “Up with my tent. Here will I lie tonight,/ But where tomorrow?” (Sc.3, l.7) d) “I have not that alacrity of spirit/ Nor cheer of mind that I was wont to have.” (Sc.3, l.75) Lesson 20: Act 5 scene 3 (l.82‐223): Dreams and Ghosts Synopsis: As Richard settles down to sleep on his side of the stage, Stanley visits Richmond in his tent. Richmond asks after his mother (Stanley’s wife). Stanley says he brings him her blessing. He wishes Richmond well for the battle, but explains that he cannot openly support him because his son is in Richard’s hands as a hostage. Stanley leaves; Richmond prays to God for victory in the morning, and sleeps. One by one, the ghosts of all Richard’s victims visit the two sleeping leaders in their tents. They call down death and despair on Richard and at the same time tell Richmond that they are on his side: he should wake to victory. Richard wakes in a cold sweat, frightened by his nightmare. The dream has woken his conscience. He realizes that he is unloved and that no one w...
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