Throughout William Shakespeare’s 1597 History “The First Part of King Henry the Fourth”, the importance of individual reputation proves to be a catalyst for character advancement and plot development alike. King Henry’s repeated emphasis on the superior characteristics of himself and Hotspur earlier in the scene establish a dichotomy between the ideal leader and Prince Henry. In a rebuttal to his father 's disapproving tone, Hal vows to reclaim both his honor as a prince and his honor as a son. Shakespeare’s use of language through lines 129-159 in act III.2 foreshadows events to come while reinforcing Prince Henry’s earlier assertion that he will be the victor when battling Hotspur.
Throughout his speech, Henry used figures of speech to engage his audience. One example of this is the phrase “Suffer not yourselves be betrayed with a kiss”, by this he meant that he hoped that his American comrades would not be fooled by the British and their false promises. These figures of speech, especially figurative language, were used to persuade the audience into turning against the British.
His choice of language is effective at evoking emotion. Through rhetorical questions, Henry was able to emphasize his points, and grab the audience’s attention, creating an emotional effect on the listeners. “Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation?” These statements prove the speaker’s argument and stir the audience’s emotions.
Shakespeare’s play, Henry V, portrays the newly crowned king of England, King Henry V, as a committed, fearless, and relentless leader. France is England’s archenemy and their relationship only worsens after the Dauphin delivers a mocking message to England’s new king. The Dauphin frequently ridicules the English and King Henry, whereas, the King of France, Charles VI, does not underestimate Henry and his people as his son does. (Source B) Throughout the play, the two leaders display their differences in terms of personality, leadership, communication skills, and ethics.
However, Henry’s uneven temper once more gets the better of him when he learns that the Duke of York and the Earl of Suffolk have died. The order is given that “every soldier kill his prisoners!” (IV.6.37). This barbarous order, however, was instead viewed by Fluellen and Gower as heroic because the French killed some children, something that Henry has threatened to do. Moreover, Shakespeare is playing with the reader’s morals here by using unneeded violence to
Henry appeals to his viewers emotional appeal by conecting and allowing his viewers to understand that no matter what they do, they will fail, and the last resort will be war either way. Although Henry used pathos to appeal to their emotional side, he appeals to their logical side by using
But they put themselves in a level with wood and earth and stones [...] than men of straw or a lump of dirt’’. Henry’s ethos shows the audience of his strategy of going against the government corruption. Henry’s speech was well-planned out to shows his audience of his experience when rebelling the government; in addition, receiving forced punishment for not paying his poll-tax. He thought out things that made himself to commit this disobedience against the government and wanted to express his experience of his ideas and strategy to disobey the government.
This scene is vital for understanding the play’s exploration of the politics of the nobility and the interpersonal relationships of men. Our group considered Act 3 Scene 2 essential to the comprehension of the development of Prince Hal in relation to his father, King Henry IV. However, more context is needed to understand the pair’s progression throughout the play. In the opening scenes, both Henry and Hal establish their views of the
but he decided it was the right thing to do and he saved Chay’s life. He pulled Chay on board the boat. Henry grew as a character immensely in these scenes; he truly forgave Chay for what he did to his family and probably saved Chay’s life in both
Trust it not,sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss.” (Henry 102) Henry uses pathos,using words that have a deep meaning such as “insidious” and “kiss”. The insidious smile makes it seem like the no matter what you do to try to change the British minds such as with the petition, they will always find a loophole or by pass it to continue to have full control over the colonies.
When the court goes to recess, Henry turns furiously to Alice and says he “don’t want to hear it”, an example of verbal violence due to anger, because the Press accused Henry of brutally killing Jose Williams and the judge took the side of the jury and overstepped his bounds of power by treating the gang and Henry unfairly. Henry reacted violently because this was a case in which many authority figures were openly discriminating against him simply because of his ethnicity in a professional setting. Furthermore, Henry is later provoked by a guard to attack him so that he will be viewed as a murderer by the public and will remain in jail. Henry strikes the guard because the guard tauntingly asks if Henry thinks he himself is “something special”, which shows that this assault was only prompted by corruption within the system of justice and unfair treatment; he chooses not to remain calm because being provoked by authority has become to recurrent and
but he has different views than his audience, the Virginia Convention, does. Throughout the speech, Henry uses words like “we” and “ourselves” to show that he is still with the audience, and not against them. Henry continues on in that same paragraph by using pathos. When he said, "Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself guilty of treason towards my own country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings. " He is saying that this is what he needs to do for his God.
This shows that Henry is patriotic, yet still his own character. Henry is trying to grant the audience a diverse viewpoint, rather than discrediting their
And we applaud its failure because it comforts us with the paradox that the life is desirable, untenable, and unattainable‖ (214), and Nicholls sees Henry as a tourist in the mafia world, since he never completely fit in that world (123). Henry Hill could also represent us, the viewers directly, and our need to experience that world for a short period without any of the risks of the mafia world. This could be seen as the pure example of scopophilia, where the viewer is „taking other people