In the play Richard III why do you think Edward blames those who did not ask for mercy on Clarences behalf?

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It is Richard who blames the others, not Edward. Edward IV is Richard's brother who is king at the beginning of the play. He's very ill, and Richard plans to become king by getting rid of Clarence, Richard's other brother. In the opening lines of the play, the audience learns that Richard has begun an evil plot to cause King Edward to...

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