The Lion in Winter - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

Anthony Harvey
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At dawn the next day, Alais is sleeping as Henry enters to her room, wakes her up, tells her they're leaving to go to Rome, relates what happened between him and Eleanor after she left the room, kneels, proposes, and convinces Alais there's nothing Eleanor or Richard can do to stop them. When he says that Richard and his brothers are locked in the cellar with the wine, Alais tells him he can't ever let them out, saying that if she ever actually has a child they would come after it and kill it, and she won't see her children murdered. Henry protests, but Alais says that if he truly wants to marry her, locking up his sons is the price he has to pay. Henry tries to bully her into obeying him, but then he realizes she's right, commenting on how hard it is...

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