King Henry IV Character Analysis

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King Henry IV, a play written by Shakespeare in the early fifteenth century in England. William Shakespeare was a famous for his literature. He excelled in plays and wrote about different genres. William Shakespeare is an author, English playwright and actor. Shakespeare did like to write about history in his playsForthe entertainment. Shakespeare was not attempting to provide a historically accurate picture of the past, but he was writing for the entertainment of his theater audience. Shakespeare’s audience were the very rich, the upper middle class, and the lower middle class. All of these people would seek entertainment just as we do today, and they could afford to spend money going to the theater. Royalty might attend the theater in a private …show more content…
It talks about the king of England, who has many stressful problems. The king’s stress came from his son and his immature behavior. Also, the other stressful factor was due to the Percy family who want revenge because the King refuses to acknowledge his debt to them. In addition, the king was worried about himself as well, throughout the play, the King is portrayed as tense and restless and was constantly feeling ill. However, from this play, it is clear that King Henry IV was a bad character because ofmany reasons, which include: overthrowing king Richard, not following the rules, disregardinghis debt and the lack of good conduct with his …show more content…
Hotspur arrives at the King Henry’s court and details the reasons that his family is frustrated with the king,asthe Percys were instrumental in helping Henry overthrow his predecessor.However, Henry has failed to repay the favor. After King Henry leaves, Hotspur’s family members explain their plan to build an alliance to overthrow the King. The Percy family start to run against the king because of his immoral action and his refusal to return their debt. This event highlights the truth about King Henry and how he handles his relationships. From this play, it clear to say that this King does not have the true characteristics of a respected

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