King Richard III - Study Guide Act 5, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 5, Scene 1 Summary

Buckingham is led to execution, and asks if Richard will speak with him, to which the sheriff answers that he will not. Buckingham laments his actions, and realizes that he is being punished because he swore to King Edward that he would never be false to his family or his allies. Thus, he is getting what he deserves.

Act 5, Scene 1 Analysis

Like many of the other characters in the play, Buckingham realizes his wrong just before he is about to die, and admits the justice in his death. He too has had Margaret's curse fulfilled.

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