Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Richard & Anne's confrontation

During the procession of her dead husband, Anne is confronted by Richard. She reacts in hatred and horror to Richard's presence and curses him as the treacherous murderer of her husband and father. Richard denies his involvement in the murders and  although Anne curses Richard bitterly he tries to woo her by feigning gentleness and persistently praising her beauty. 
 The following are some of the insults in this scene :
Anne: "What black magician conjures up this fiend."
"Avaunt, thy dreadful minister of hell "
"Villain, thou knowest nor law of God nor man"
" Fouler than heart can think thee, thou canst make No excuse current but to hang thyself"
"Dost grant me, hedgehog?"
" And thou unfit for any place but hell"

Although in the beginning of scene 2 Anne bitterly curses Richard and he in fact has admitted to killing both her father and husband at the end of scene, she wheres his ring and is engaged to be married to him. 

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