King Richard III - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 3 Summary

Grey, Rivers and Vaughan are brought out at Pomfret Castle to be put to death. The three men criticize Lord Ratcliffe and the others who are there to execute them. Vaughan says they will all "cry woe for this hereafter." Grey comments that Queen Margaret's curse has come true. He remembers that she also cursed Richard, Buckingham and Hastings, and hopes that the curse comes true for them also. They ask God to be appeased with their deaths so that their family members will be spared, then embrace and die.

Act 3, Scene 3 Analysis

Grey's observation that Queen Margaret's curses are coming true foreshadow the destinies of the other men cursed. It is also ironic that they are killed in the same location that King Richard II was murdered.

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