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

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Act 5, Scenes 3 and 4 Summary

Scene 3 - Matrevis and Gurney assure Edward that they are his friends. Edward, evidently fatigued, asks when he will be allowed to rest, and then asks to be allowed to die, since he already knows that's what he's destined for. Gurney assures him Isabella loves him and is acting to protect him. Edward complains about the tortures he's forced to endure - bad smells, no water, and no food. Matrevis and Gurney, who seem to have had enough of his complaining, hold him down, take dirty water from a nearby river, and forcibly shave him. Edward struggles, crying out that his royal person is being wronged for the sakes of Gaveston and the Spencers. When Matrevis and Gurney are finished, they prepare to depart for Kenilworth but are confronted by Edmund. Matrevis and Gurney stand their ground, confident in their ability to overpower...

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