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    composed his play, King Henry IV Part One, and thus had the ability to manipulate his text into representing one particular view through various representations of people and politics. Shakespeare's play utilises the power of words as a tool for manipulating characters to direct and influence the responders view. Dramatic and language devices utilised by Shakespeare have clearly been portrayed to achieve his purpose and representation of contextual influences. Overall, King Henry IV Part One espouses the

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    SHAKESPEARE: Shakespeare successfully establishes the nature of honour in his historical living production Henry IV Part 1. The play embarks around the subject of honorable rebellion, primarily through the duality of the two characters of Prince Harry (Hal) and King Henry IV as well as Hotspur and Falstaff. Through different concepts of the major universal theme of honour displayed by various protagonists, the interrelated ideas of power and responsibility are also made evident. As this play unfolds

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    All of Shakespeare’s considerable effort in the association of Henry with feminine aspects eventually leads back to Elizabeth. During the time period Henry IV Part 1 was written during, Elizabeth’s legitimacy and authority was once again challenged. She was old and given to confrontations with her advisors, and her line of succession was still in question as she had not yet declared an heir. She experienced an attempted coup by the Earl of Essex and many waited for her death and the restoration of

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    Throughout Shakespeare’s plays Henry IV part 1, Henry IV part 2, and Henry V, Shakespeare portrays the fictional character Hal as a loose, dangerous youth and a cold, calculating adult. However in comparison to Hal’s real-life historical counterpart King Henry V, Shakespeare describes Hal in a harsher manner. Is it possible that Shakespeare is attempting to divulge an opinion that he has about King Henry V’s kinghood through details and characteristics he shares about his fictional character Hal

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    towards a desired interpretation. This is particularly evident in texts concerning people and politics as the composers shaping of the text manipulates the responder to favour a particular political view or person’s perspective. In the play ‘King Henry IV Part One’ (c.1597) writer William Shakespeare constructs the text so that the audience conforms to his idea of the rightful ruler as influenced by his personal and historical context. Similarly, in the television series ‘The Borgias’ (2011) created

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    found in many great works of literature. It is a theme that often plays into who a character is and how they act. This is especially prevalent in the play Henry IV, Part 1 by Shakespeare and the epic The Iliad by Homer. In these two works, there are characters who are completely different concerning honor. The characters Falstaff, from Henry IV, Part 1, and Achilles, from The Iliad, can be contrasted using the theme of honor. Falstaff can be contrasted with Achilles, in relation to the theme of honor

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    Henry IV, Part 1, by Shakespeare Essay

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    other hand, one may not possess those skills and it may require excessive effort to possess those skills. Prince Hal realizes that he must learn to possess these characteristics if he wants to be a successful king. Henry IV, Part 1 by Shakespeare deals with the struggle of King Henry IV

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    In Henry IV Part 1, Shakespeare introduces two relationships that seem to be polar opposites of each other, the married couple, Hotspur and Lady Percy and the newly wedded couple, Mortimer and Lady Mortimer. Even though Lady Percy and Lady Mortimer did not have key roles in the play they were significant to the portrayal of their male counterparts and Shakespeare’s portrayal of misogyny in the late 16th century. In the Elizabethan era, women were considered second class citizens, and weren’t allowed

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    A leader tends to be a person you look up to, a person that you can trust and follow. In the play Henry IV Part One by William Shakespeare there are many different types of leaders. Each one is different because of the many different leadership qualities they possess. The story is about Prince Hal the son of King Henry IV and the battle for the throne. Prince Hal was not well liked by his father because he hung around in taverns all day with “drunks” instead of learning the ways of becoming a king

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    realistic in today's general society, the heart of each play retains much in terms of human relationships, central conflicts, and humor. For the scholar the sheer poetry and beauty of Shakespeare's language remain appealing. Hence, in a play like Henry IV, Part 1, the subject matter of royalty and civil war from an interesting and dramatic backdrop to more common themes like the conflicts between personal affection and the duties a person such as Prince Harry is expected to fulfill. As such, Harry's person

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