| Quote #7
Ghost of Prince Edward
When a parade of ghosts visits Richard on the eve of his death and reminds him of his crimes, Shakespeare lets us know that Richard's past has literally come back to haunt him.
| Quote #8
Methought the souls of all that I had murder'd
Just in case we didn't get it the first time, Shakespeare beats us over the head with the idea that Richard's past has caught up with him.
| Quote #9
Clock striketh (Stage Direction, Act 5, Scene 6)
Seriously, Shakespeare – we get it! Richard's time on earth is coming to an end.