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Foreshadowing in Richard III

Foreshadowing Examples in Richard III:

Act I - Act I, Scene 2

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"Was ever woman in this humour woo'd? Was ever woman in this humour won? I'll have her; but I will not keep her long..."   (Act I - Act I, Scene 2)

The vile King Richard has not only killed Lady Anne’s husband, but he also has successfully wooed her, right in front of her father-in-law, whom he also killed. He gleefully recites this soliloquy, praising himself for wooing Lady Anne’s hand, and foreshadows her death (“but I will not keep her long”). Richard is revealed as a cruel manipulator, using people to further his own ambitions.

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