Richard II: Novel Summary: Act 5 Scene 4

Act 5 Scene 4
Exton remarks to a servant that the king has expressed a desire to be rid of Richard. And when the king expressed this wish, he looked at Exton, which Exton took as a sign that the king wanted him to act on his wish. Exton decides to go to Pomfret Castle and kill the former king.
The purpose of this scene of only eleven lines is to prepare the audience for the murder of the king in the next scene.