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Richard III

Richard III

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Richard III Manipulation Quotes

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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.

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