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Henry VI Part 3 Act 5, Scene 2

By William Shakespeare

Act 5, Scene 2

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  • Edward drags in a wounded Warwick. He tells him to die and runs off to fight Montague.
  • Warwick knows his time is near. He thinks about the fact that he gave his life for the cause. What good did it do? He doesn't even know which side won.
  • Warwick thinks he was merely a tree to provide shade for the king for a while. Oh, well: even kings die, eventually.
  • Somerset and Oxford come in and see Warwick. They deliver some good news: Margaret has just arrived with a powerful army that might save the day.
  • Then Somerset reports Montague's death. In his final breath, Montague cried out to "commend me to my valiant brother" (Warwick).
  • Warwick is touched by this and bids them farewell. He dies.
  • Oxford and Somerset run off to meet Margaret and her troops.