Richard III Manipulation Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Act.Scene.Line). Line numbers correspond to the Norton edition.
Shall I go win my daughter to thy will?
And be a happy mother by the deed.
I go. Write to me very shortly,
And you shall understand from me her mind.
Bear her my true love's kiss; and so, farewell.
[He kisses her.] and so, farewell.
Relenting 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.