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King Richard II Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 5, Scene 5 Summary

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Act 5, Scene 5 Summary

Richard sits in a dungeon in Pomfret Castle talking to himself. He has been trying to imagine that he is not in a dungeon, but out in the world. However, he cannot do it because the world has people in it, while the dungeon does not. He laments that he wasted his time in the world, and now times wastes him away.

A groom enters, who served Richard when he was king. He tells Richard he is sorry for the state he has been brought to, and grieved when he saw Bolingbroke riding Richard's horse, Barbary. The groom leaves, and the dungeon keeper enters to give Richard his meal, but will not taste it first as he usually does because he has been commanded by Exton not to do so. Richard becomes angry and starts beating the man. Exton and his men rush in, and...

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