What is the Climax of Richard III?
The climax occurs when the battle at Bosworth Field goes badly. Richard's followers desert him. Richard has sought to rule by usurping the crown by seducing Lady Anne after claiming to have murdered her husband, and his glee in acting with evil intent seems to be repaid when his loss in battle is through a simple accident: he is unhorsed and put at a disadvantage, then slain by Richmond. ) When he utters the famous line "A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!" Richard is referring to the fact that his kingship is lost because he fell off his horse, and in this way is cursing fate for treating him cruelly.
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