The Lion in Winter - Act 2, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

Anthony Harvey
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Act 2, Scene 3 Summary

This scene takes place in the castle's wine cellar. John opens a casket of wine and pours for Geoffrey and Richard, and then he and Geoffrey taunt each other about how neither knows what's going to happen next. Richard says he does know. He says that they're going to be sent even deeper underneath the castle, into the dungeons. Geoffrey says it's even more likely they'll be killed since they're a danger to Henry if they remain alive. He comments that he's frightened. John insists that someone is going to rescue them, but then he becomes frightened and reaches for Geoffrey when he hears a door open.

Eleanor enters with a covered tray, saying that she's due to leave in a few hours, that she's come to say goodbye, and that she's brought breakfast. She removes the cover from the tray and reveals a stack...

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