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King Richard III - Act 3, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 6 Summary

A scrivener, someone paid to write documents, states that he has finished writing the indictment for Hastings, which officially labels him a traitor. He is disgusted by Richard's actions, and that nothing is being done about it. He wonders who could be stupid enough to not see what Richard is doing, and laments that world is in a bad state when someone can get away with the things Richard is getting away with.

Act 3, Scene 6 Analysis

As before, unexpected people are able to see what others cannot. Lord Hastings, Clarence and Anne could not see Richard's duplicity, but the common people, and the young princes can. The scrivener, just like the young princes and the other commoners, is powerless to do anything about Richard, whereas Hastings, Clarence and Anne all might have stopped him.

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