Henry V Shakespeare Analysis

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Explore how Shakespeare vividly portrays the preparations for war at this moment in the play. In the chronicle-- Henry v. Shakespeare, the dramatist in Act one scene expressively enkindles an intensified scene to the drama. Therefore, he has accomplished this by the heroic characterization of Henry, the perquisites of his past barbaric lifestyle and his threatening reply. Along with that, Shakespeare accentuates the audience of the radical annihilation resulted if the two countries went into war and the strength of the French challenge. Hence, with these elements Henry has made this a significant and rhetoric scene in the play. With the disparaging and brusque reply, Shakespeare powerfully paints an indestructible sense of the French vanguard.…show more content…
The dramatist casts a light on the pessimistic results of war to display the powerful results that will appear if two might monarchies heed to war. Therefore, Shakespeare disturbingly evokes pictures of 'a thousand widows,' shell shocked "mothers" cursing the Dauphin for the loss of "ungotten and unborn" sons and "dear husbands." Not only that but also the word 'mock' has been multitudinously repeated in the passage. This repetition pictorially emphasizes on the scorn Dauphin will gain if he leads to a battle with the brawny English side. Thereof, as Henry hyperbolically predefines the effect of the legal English expansion, the audience implies that these two nations are radically vigorous and their effects will be cataclysmic. Hence, Henry powerfully forces the French to surrender with his diplomatic but furious speech showcasing his army's…show more content…
The dramatist explores the optimistic side of this eccentric lifestyle. The dramatist comments that the 'laughing prince' has not a 'measure' of the use Henry had made of his 'wilder days'. To show the effect he uses the phrase 'barbarous license' by meeting with the 'commons.' This oxymoron seems humorous, however, it has a powerful imagery of the Henry suggesting that this lifestyle had transformed him into a terrible person and thus will be if the French do not surrender. Therefore, the readers learn that Henry had obtained some sheer merits by living such a past and has made a great outcome of it. Thus, we imply that Shakespeare has cast a positive light on his past. Hence, this simple meeting has immensely build into a rhetoric moment with the use of Shakespeare's characterization of henry, the strength of both the armies, the insidious jibes thrown at each other and the rivalry between them. The audience is intrigued by the gruesome talks between two nations heading into war and also impressed by their protagonist. Also, after this, they will be more suspenseful of the future events. Therefore, Shakespeare by opening a dramatic moment in the commencement itself has aroused
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