King Henry IV, Part I - Act 2, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 3 Summary

At Warkworth castle, Hotspur enters, reading a letter. The letter is from someone, who indicates that they support Hotspur's family, but they are concerned about the dangerous nature of the planned rebellion. Angry, Hotspur insists that the plan is good and the allies secure. He will have the aid of York, Mortimer, Owen Glendower and Douglas. He is prepared.

Lady Percy enters, asking her husband, Hotspur, why she has been banished from his bed and why he is so distracted and moody. She says that he speaks of nothing but prisoners and war. She is interrupted by the arrival of a servant, who tells Hotspur that Gilliams has been sent away with a packet, and Butler has arrived with a horse.

Lady Percy again asks Hotspur what is the matter, insisting that she will know the truth. Hotspur is short with her at first, but...

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