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

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Queen Elizabeth walks with the Duchess of York, lamenting her murdered sons and husband. Queen Margaret, who has remained hidden in London, watches unseen. She exults that her curses have happened, and that Queen Elizabeth has been made suffer the same as she has. When Elizabeth and the Duchess sit down, Margaret comes forward and talks with them, pointing out that they are now suffering what they caused her to suffer. Margaret gloats that at least another family caused her misery, and not one of her own family as Richard is to Elizabeth and the Duchess. Margaret has been given all of the revenge she has asked for, except that Richard is alive; she asks that he will die soon so that her vengeance will be complete. She mocks Elizabeth's current state, then turns to leave, planning to live in France. Elizabeth asks her to...

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