For when lenity and cruelty play for kingdom, the gentler gamester is the soonest winner.” (King Henry V 3.6 113-20) Even though Henry seeks to unite the kingdoms of France and England to enlarge his domain, he also wants the people of France to like him. In addition, with a larger and stronger kingdom, neighboring countries will be less likely to attack. “We must not only arm t ' invade the French, But lay down our proportions to defend against Scotland, who will make road upon us with all advantages.” (King Henry V 1.2
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.
Malcom will definitely be a better king compared to Macbeth. Malcolm has the qualities that an effective ruler requires. His first reaction to the news of his dad King Duncan's homicide is to request who has done it, demonstrating he is placid in snippets of great anxiety. He quickly understands that the arrangement is to cast suspicion on him and his sibling Donalbain, and concurs with the last's arrangement to escape for security. He goes to England, the best place to assemble help to oppose Macbeth.
The comparison between rational and irrational behavior through the two different locations ultimately proves that one should not always be led by dreams—the return to natural order is necessary. Shakespeare uses Athen’s flourishing economy and government in order to represent logic. The city is ruled by law and kept in check by social norms. Every action is thought out and rational. Theseus, the king, is the most prominent symbol of this as he chooses to marry Hippolyta after winning a war.
King Lear possesses certain Machiavellian characteristics. Machiavelli believes that it is “safer to be feared than loved.” (Machiavelli, XVII, Paragraph 5). Lear employs this philosophy and tries to make his subjects fear incurring his wrath. Lear banishes Cordelia for not professing her love for him. “Here I disclaim al my paternal care,
When Macduff arrives in England to ask Malcolm for assistance on war with Macbeth, Malcolm explains, “What [he] believe, [he’ll] wail; What know, believe, and what [he] can redress, As [he] shall find the time to friend [he] will” (Shakespeare 4.3.10-12). Malcolm expressed his passion for his country and his ability to stay true to what he believes in. This conducts the first sign of courage established by Malcolm in the entire play; testing Macduff’s loyalty to gain knowledge on his true intentions. Malcolm does not follow in his father’s footsteps to prevent the same fate upon him, revealing a new virtuous side of the character. This quote proves he will do anything to right what is wrong in the kingdom, which indicates not only character development but bravery as well, especially when he joins his army to fight against Macbeth in war.
Aun: In paragraph 2, Thomas Paine tries to explain to the colonists that they have been tricked and that they had made big sacrifices only to be tricked. He says the colonists say that they have the protection of Britain, when Britain’s main motive was interest in the new land, not to attach to it. Britain did not fight for us but fought for itself with people we were at peace with. Britain gave us new enemies. Thomas explains how they should be independant and let Britain fight its own battles with France and
At the start of the play, he was presented as being a young but responsible king (pg 15, ll 57). When threatened by the Dauphin, King Henry responded with an intellectual threat (pg 35-37, ll 270-310), showing his control of his emotions and words. Although he responded with a mild temper, it is made clear that he took the insult seriously, as he responded in a witty but threatening way, declaring war on France. Within the battle against France, he was seen declaring encouragement to his army, saying, “This story shall the good man teach his son, and Crispin Crispian shall never go by, from this today to the ending of the world, but we in it shall be remember'd – we few, we happy, we band of brothers; for he that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother (4.3.58-63).” After he was victorious in his war against the French, he reminded his ramy that they must give all the glory to God, for their victory (pg 205, ll 21-23). Through these examples of his character, one can see that his heroism did not just stem from his victories in war, but his level headedness, encouraging spirit, and God revering
As if he would not all the rather lament the necessity of just wars, if he remembers that he is a man; for if they were not just he would not wage them, and would therefore be delivered from all wars. For it is the wrongdoing of the opposing party which compels the wise man to wage just wars ”. In all of this, Augustine is not far from and is, in fact, probably drawing upon the ideas of Cicero and the author of Deuteronomy. He goes further than either of them, however, in his condemnation of war itself and in his refusal to allow that the aggressor may be just. For Augustine, war is never a good but only a lesser of evils, and the one who causes the war is always unjust.
He gives the appeal that we must not be afraid and in the end we will have great triumph. Paine also uses imagery relate the devil with the current king of Britain. “The king of Britain can look up to heaven for help against us: a common murderer, a highwayman, or a housebreaker, has as good a pretense as he…” He is painting a picture in the soldiers’ minds of how cruel the king has been to the colonies and should give them even more spirit to go and