King Richard III - Act 3, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 2 Summary

A messenger brings a message to Hastings from Stanley at four o'clock in the morning. Stanley dreamed that a boar ripped his helm from off his head. The message also says that there will be two councils tomorrow morning, and he fears danger for himself and Hastings. He suggests they flee to the north to save themselves. Hastings tells the messenger to inform Stanley there is nothing to fear from the councils, because they will be at one council, and his friend Catesby will be at the other. Therefore, he will know if anything bad is going to happen. He makes light of Stanley's dream and says that the way to anger the boar (Richard) into action is by fleeing, and says they will go to the Tower in the morning and see that Richard is not plotting against them.

Catesby enters and says that...

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