The Theme Of Leadership In Henry V

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Henry V a play that is rooted in war displays the battle between France and England. The play is centred around King Henry and the tactics he uses to succeed in overthrowing or winning the war between France.King Henry uses persuasion to try to convince the French and the Britain’s that he is atoning for the sin his father had committed.The posters above would be used to discuss the ways in which the theme of War, Leadership and Appearance verses Reality pervades or is prominent in the play.
In realtion to the first poster with King Henry wearing the crown on his head , this helps to showcase the theme of leadership which is prevalent throughout the entire play.For instance, the incident where he punishes his own friend Bardolph exhibits his
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However, these four characters are important to an extent since they offer a sense of nationalism in the play. The quality of courage is what is permanent in Henry’s nature, he is also the main character in the play and he never gives up. It is admirable that despite all his hurdles and disadvantageous situations he may find himself encountering he always haves a backup plan or idea to get past this tension. This is what truly makes Henry V a true leader, he stands up for his subjects and always puts them first without taking advantage of his own divine power or rights. Although at times King Henry V is very good at shifting responsibilities. This is so because all he has in his mind is the mere thought that he wants and wishes to atone for his father’s sin and …show more content…
Against the Scot, who will make road upon us. With all advantages.” This clearly highlights the strength and concern of Henry V towards his take on the war and how worried he is for all of his people. However, this ties in with the first poster and exhibits why Henry V is the right person wearing the crown on his head. He is worthy because he always thinks about the welfare of everyone not just his people but he believes in a fair war or battle. Critic John Mark Mattox argues, “Shakespeare depicted Henry as a just warrior engaged in a just war.” To an extent this is visible in the play because even in the war or battle King Henry V was not selfish or to cruel, he always thinks about both sides.The final scene is also evident that King Henry V is indeed a leader where he marries Princess Katharine from France. This helps unite London and the French territory thereby, terminating their war or rivalry.The crown is also significant to King Henry V to carefully showcase the trials and tribulations he had to endure in order to be respected by his society or country and to rub off the stain that his father left on the questioning of him as a rightful

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