Richard II: Novel Summary: Act 2 Scene 4

Act 2 Scene 4
At a military camp in Wales, the Earl of Salisbury, who is loyal to the King, tries to persuade a Welsh captain not to disband his forces. The Welsh have been encamped for ten days, but they have heard nothing from the King. They believe him to be dead. After the Welsh captains exit, Salisbury speaks regretfully about Richards coming downfall.
Analysis
This scene demonstrates what was already apparent in the previous scene. The tide of events is going steadily against Richard.