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    History is no stranger to unexpected outcomes, especially when it comes to wars and battles. One notable example is the battle of Agincourt. The battle was a part of the Hundred Years War, which took place in the year 1415. The two combatants were the French and English. Their force compositions were vastly different. According to Enguerrand de Monstrelet, a French chronicler, the French forces out numbered the English by 6 times (de Monstrelet 340). Despite the overwhelming odds, the English managed to win a decisive victory that ended the lives of much of France’s nobility. However, there is an issue with the account provided by de Monstrelet. Jehan de Wavrin, another French chronicler, was an actual participant of the battle, and…

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    1. War does not come without consequences. When battle is used as the final option to reach a conclusion, there are both hidden and obvious costs. The obvious costs include casualties, financial costs, and political reform. The hidden costs, however, can be much subtler and have the same magnitude of impact. There are hidden costs for every conflict studied thus far in the course. In Agincourt, the "commonplace character of violence in medieval life" was furthered by the battle (Keegan 116).…

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    Period 5 21 February 2016 Works Cited "Battle of Agincourt | European History." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, 8 Jan. 2016. Web. 21 Feb. 2016. . In this article, published by the respected Encyclopedia Britannica, The Battle of Agincourt is presented in a factual manner that doesn’t seem to contain much bias or prejudice. The article has no specific author, however, the organization has been a credible informative tool used by students since 1934. The…

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    John Keegan and Peter Arnade record the accounts of the Battle of Agincourt and the Army of Flanders press against the Low Countries during the Dutch Revolt, respectively, in Keegan’s Agincourt and Arnade’s Beggars, Iconoclasts, and Civic Patriots. In fifteenth and sixteenth century Europe, military conflicts ranging between the English and the Spanish to the Spanish versus the general population of the Low Countries were governed by the emotions of the persons that participated. Understanding…

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    While King Henry V’s speeches are well placed due to their assistance in raising morale during battle, they actually help move the play along in a certain direction. For example, King Henry delivers a speech before the battle of Harfleur that affirms the audience’s faith in the English forces. Later, the king delivers another speech, his most famous speech, before the Battle of Agincourt. This speech is not necessarily one that promotes the idea of success, but rather the idea of acceptance of…

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    Shakespeare places specific gender based roles on the character Katherine who is the princess of France. He stereotypes her as the typical damsel in distress, while men are fighting out on the battlefield killing one another, Kathrine is away from the fight away in a quiet and peaceful town waiting for the end results of the battle. She is far from the battlefield so that once the battle is done she can marry King Henry and reunite the two kingdoms. King Henry does end up winning Paris and goes…

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    Shakespeare’s seminal classic Henry V is the culmination of the Henriad tetralogy, and is an allusion to the aphorism that “the pen is mightier than the sword,” for despite being renowned as a warrior king in the Bard’s tale, King Henry fought his battles with the mettle of his rhetoric rather than the metal of his blade. This can be seen in the way in which he utilises orotund oratory to intimidate the citizens of Harfleur into surrendering, but perhaps his most monumental use of magniloquence…

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    Henry Speech

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    In the historical play Henry V by William Shakespeare, we are introduced to the story of a young and mysterious King Henry V of England, and his quest to conquer France under the reign of Charles VI of France. (“Henry V (play)”) details Henry’s life leading up to and following the Battle of Agincourt in the year 1415. From the very beginning, the Chorus portrays Henry as a glorious King who is about to engage in an epic and glorifying battle with the French. However, the Chorus then reveals that…

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    Henry is explaining that the soldiers have basically got to get their act together or the gap will be filled up with English corpses. He goes onto say that there is no better quality in a man than restraint and humility in peacetime. But, when the battle comes, Henry explains that as soon as the trumpet blows, his soldiers need to act like the tiger, act strong. This is metaphorical language because a tiger growls, a tiger is strong and fierce, which are qualities needed in a battle to fight.…

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    and he kills different friends keeping in mind the end goal to maintain the law. While it is hard to blame Henry for having Scrope executed, since Scrope was plotting to kill him, Henry's merciless discipline of Bardolph is less justifiable, similar to his readiness to undermine the grisly murder of the offspring of Harfleur with a specific end goal to influence the senator to surrender. Henry discusses favoring peace, yet once his brain is settled on a strategy, he will overlook and even make…

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