King Henry In Shakespeare

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Over the span of the play we are indicated a wide range of sides of 
Henry, the most noticeable as I would see it being that he is a great 
leader however heartless. Our perspectives of Henry are shaped by his 
actions and what he says, as well as by other characters ' assessments of 
him and how the gathering of people would esteem these sentiments as indicated by how Shakespeare has introduced them. Henry is first brought into the play through the Chorus ' discourse in 
the introduction. "Harry" is depicted as being 'warlike '. A correlation of 
him to Mars, the Roman God of war accentuates Henry 's military skills 
and sets up the character as a legend. This initial introduction of 
Henry depicts him just like an effective man of high status. 
Throughout the play, the Chorus sets the tone of the contention as epic 
and delineates Henry as an epic saint, this is accomplished through the 
eloquent and idyllic dialect utilized which fortifies the stupendous nature of 
events. Act 1 starts with a discussion between the Archbishop of Canterbury 
and the Bishop of Ely. They begin examining the King, and as the men 
are alone the group of onlookers can expect that they are being true. 'The 
King is loaded with beauty and reasonable respect/And a genuine darling of the Holy 
Church ' Canterbury and Ely clearly regard and like the King and he 
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However, we must note that in order to be effective, King Henry V must appear to be good. His claim to the English throne is weak as his father was a usurper. In order for King Henry V to be considered a legitimate king, it has to seem like he had God on his side. That is the reason why he made the Archbishop of Canterbury publicly present the arguments that legally support Henry’s claim to the French Throne, even though the arguments do not have much logic in them and even though the reader knows that he cannot trust the Archbishop Of
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