King Richard III - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Clarence, imprisoned, tells the prison-keeper of a bad dream he had in the night. In it, he and Richard were on a ship and talked of all of the things that had happened to them during the War between the Yorks and the Lancasters. Then Richard seemed to fall, and when Clarence tried to steady him, Richard pushed him overboard. Clarence drowned and went to hell where he saw Edward, King Henry VI's son, whom he and Richard killed, and someone else whose face he cannot see, but whom he killed in Tewkesbury. Clarence laments his actions, and knows that he will go to hell for the deeds he has committed; but Clarence is most disappointed that he did those things for his brother Edward, who has repaid him by having him thrown in prison. He hopes that his death will pay for his wrongs...

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