Use Of Wosley's Speech In Henry Viii

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In Shakespeare’s play Henry VIII, Wosley grieves about his dismissal from the king’s advisor. He expresses grief through usage of elements such as an extended metaphor,| | and an allusion to the Bible. He uses these elements not only to express his grief, but also inform the audience of his views on how he was betrayed. Shakespeare uses this speech in order to condemn the actions of the king during this time and to condemn the (). Wosley’s first point is that he is like a budding sapling or rose. He first “puts forth The tender leaves of hopes” meaning he first attempts to bear fruit. He serves the king and gradually works his way up the hierarchy to better and better positions. He then “blossoms And bears his blushing honors”. This
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