Edward II: The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable End of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical Fall of Proud Mortimer - Act 2, Scenes 3, 4 and 5 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scenes 3, 4 and 5 Summary

These three scenes document the capture of Gaveston.

Scene 3 - Edmund joins Warwick, Lancaster, Mortimer, and the other Lords as they plan their rebellion. Lancaster and the others tell him they think he's a spy. Edmund protests that he means what he says, Mortimer says he believes him, and the others welcome him into their plot. Lancaster reveals his plan to capture Gaveston, warning the rebels to not harm Edward, but urging them to show Gaveston no mercy.

Scene 4 - Edward tells Gaveston, the Niece, and Isabella to flee the castle, which he says is under attack from the rebellious Lords. He adds that he and Spencer will flee by land and bids everyone but Isabella farewell. When Isabella asks why he didn't say goodbye to her, he pointedly says goodbye in the name of her lover, Mortimer. She protests that she loves...

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