| Quote #4
Needs must I like it well: I weep for joy
When Richard comes back from Ireland, he gets all weepy about setting foot back on British soil. What's interesting about this passage is the way Richard compares himself to a mother who has just been reunited with her child. What's up with that? Seriously. Let us know when you work it out.
| Quote #5
Nimble mischance, that art so light of foot,
This is where the queen finds out that her husband has lost the throne. She's devastated, of course, but she's also outraged that she's the last one to know. (A few lines earlier, she overheard the news from her gardener, of all people.) What this passage tells us is that the queen (like a lot of women in the play) is totally out of the loop when it comes to political affairs.
| Quote #6
Why, York, what wilt thou do?
When the Duchess of York learns that her husband plans to report their son for plotting against the king, she argues that family bonds are far more important than loyalty to the king. But York doesn't see it that way. Keep reading...