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King Richard II Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

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Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

Richard's wife, the Queen is disconsolate because she fears something bad is going to happen. Bushy, one of Richard's flatterers, tries to cheer her up by telling her she has no reason to feel as she does. Just then, Green, another flatterer, enters and tells them that Bolingbroke has arrived with an army at Ravenspurgh. Northumberland, Ross, Beaumont, Willoughby, all powerful lords, support him. In addition, the Earl of Worcester, who was acting as steward for Richard in his absence, has also gone to support Bolingbroke.

The Duke of York is one of the only lords left who stands with the king, and only tediously. He has mixed feelings within himself as to what he should do. Both men are his kinsmen, and his conscience urges him to stand against Richard for the wrongs he has done to his family. However, Richard is his king...

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