Richard III Manipulation Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
QUEEN ELIZABETHShall I go win my daughter to thy will?KING RICHARDAnd be a happy mother by the deed.QUEEN ELIZABETHI go. Write to me very shortly,And you shall understand from me her mind.KING RICHARDBear her my true love's kiss; and so, farewell.[He kisses her.] and so, farewell.Exit ElizabethRelenting fool, and shallow, changing woman! (4.4.50)
Here Richard is so sure of his magic with words that he doesn't for a moment suspect he might be the one being manipulated. Queen Elizabeth has really stuck it to him – she's left him feeling terribly smug, not realizing that the marriage she's about to make (not with Richard, after all) will lead to his downfall.