Henry IV of England

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    undoubtedly acts of manipulation as true political agendas must be hidden behind a misleading facade. Language plays a particularly powerful role in portraying these political representations. However ambiguous the political motive may be, control is the ultimate goal in the world of politics. Contrary to popular belief, not all acts of manipulation are inherently immoral. The exploration of King Henry IV, Part One (1596-1597), the second historical play of the Henriad, by William Shakespeare, will facilitate…

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    Honor can be classified as a high respect or privilege which is a common characteristic found in multiple literary works such as Beowulf, William Shakespeare's Henry IV: Part One, T. H. White’s The Once and Future King, and William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The characters in these literary works often perform deeds and services to either earn or maintain honor or respect of their peers or family members. The majority of these works tends to center around the honor associated with…

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    Richard is made to publically anoint Bolingbroke as the new King Henry. All he has ever known is being flipped upside down, and he faces an identity crisis. Straightforward, in act 5 scene 1, Richard greets Northumberland with normal emotion, line 55 “North UM ber LAND, thou LAD der WHERE with AL”. Just after Northumberland comes with the impolite greeting of Richard moving to a prison in the middle of nowhere. Then line 56-58, “The MOUNT ing BOL ing BROKE as CENDS MY THRONE/ The TIME shall NOT…

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    Henry IV, a play by the famous play writer Shakespeare, contains many themes. A major theme that plays a huge role throughout the play is that of honor. Each character has personal reasons for wanting to obtain honor. Shakespeare consistently shows throughout this play how selfish intentions can lead to negative results. The main characters in Shakespeare’s play all have separate ideas of what it means to be honorable, which Shakespeare demonstrates in his play by having each character have…

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    Surrounding himself with flatterers, Richard lets them fill his head with words of perfection as if he is doing nothing wrong, all while he is losing popular support: “A thousand flatterers sit within thy crown, / Whose compass is no bigger than thy head.” (2.1.100-101). Richard allows these aforementioned flatterers to have influence over his rule and he appoints his favorites into positions of power. He thinks his rule is supreme and secure, when in reality his supreme authority is all in his…

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    incipit, yet he decided to keep it. The reason is strictly connected to the essence of every legal system: its legitimacy and authority are achieved by following formalities and patterns that make the law predictable. Doing so, the people can have the certainty that the rule of law is respected, that it will be able to regulate their own affairs. These factors create legitimacy because they make the citizens believe that the system is legitimate, strengthening the position of the ruler. However,…

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    Falstaff Throughout the world, there have been many renowned writers that left their mark in literature such as, Christopher Marlowe and Robert Greene, but none more revered than Shakespeare. In his lifetime, Shakespeare composed many great plays with distinctive characters; however, one of the most noted characters of all is Falstaff in the The First Part of King Henry the Fourth (Henry IV). The essential reason Falstaff is timeless and able to continuously resonate with people is because of…

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    during the Irish war. Caught up in the act of being king, Richard takes advantage of the position by ordering people to do things that will not benefit England. He realizes that when Gaunt dies, he will take his riches and use it for the Irish war. Richard says: But only they have privilege to live. And, for these great affairs do ask some charge, Towards our assistance we do seize to us The plate, coin, revenues, and movables Whereof our uncle Gaunt did stand possessed. (2.1.166-170) Richard…

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    nobles, Richard is making enemies among the nobility. Another reason why seizing the estate is a mistake is because Bolingbroke will return to lay claim to his estate. In this scene, the Welsh captain is convinced that Richard has been killed already and he leaves with his men. The Earl of Salisbury initially tries to convince the captain to remain, but gives up and makes some remarks about Richard’s downfall. Salisbury’s remarks foreshadow the fact the Richard will presently lose the throne.…

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    Im comparing two kings or rulers named Alexzander the Great and Henry the 8th or VIII. Alexzander the great was a man that fought with his army or was also known as a warrior for his kingdom. Henry the 8th (VIII) was not a very good king, he was the worst king ever in history because he was a very selfish man. So these two people that I just mentioned are going to be compared in this compare and contrast. Alexzander the Great was a king as well as Henry the eighth. They where both rulers and…

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