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Richard II

William Shakespeare

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Act IV, scene i

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Act IV, scene i

Act IV, scene i

Act IV, scene i

Act IV, scene i

Richard's wordiness and theatricality in this scene contrast notably with Bolingbroke's quiet stoicism. As Richard's ability to affect the course of events is reduced, he gets more poetic; nowhere is the contrast between Bolingbroke, the man of action, and Richard, the ineffectual man of words, more obvious than it is here.

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