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A 5 page research paper that critically analyzes Act II, scene II from Henry IV, part 1. Throughout Henry IV, part 1, the relationship between the king and his son, Prince Hal, is a central theme. Act III, scene II dramatizes a pivotal point in Hal's life, as he chooses to turn his back on ...

A 3 page summary and article critique of Grace Tiffany's 1999 article "Shakespeare's Dionysian prince: Drama, politics and the 'Athenian' history play." In this article, the author presents a fascinating argument relative to the influences that aided Shakespeare in creating the character of Prince Hal/King Henry V in the various history plays that draw on ...

An 8 page analysis of this theme as it is developed in the most patriotic of Shakespeare's histories. The paper concentrates on Henry's condemnation of the three traitors in the second act, and shows some of the reasons why this theme was so important to Shakespeare himself. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 10 page report discusses the characters of Shakespeare's 'Henry IV, Part One' and illustrates how they provide contrast to one another in their creation of the larger world of the play. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 6 page paper looking at the role of Hotspur and Falstaff in Hal’s maturational process. The paper contends that Hal's superior personality develops as a result of lessons learned from both the carefree jocularity of Falstaff and the honor-bound but impetuous nature of Hotspur. No additional sources.

In three pages answers to these questions are provided, with the fates of Lear and Cordelia and redemption the focus of the first question with the second question considering what the glimpses into Hal’s tortured soul reveal about the inner conflict of Henry V and how he is perceived. Five sources are listed in ...

A five page paper looking at the way this important figure in English history is portrayed by William Shakespeare. The paper argues that Shakespeare believed Henry’s commanding qualities of leadership to have been necessary to stabilize the nation, and not indicative of megalomania. No other sources.

A five page paper comparing these two characters in Shakespeare’s history play. The paper notes that it is ironic that early in the play King Henry wishes Hotspur was his son, for in fact the would-be usurper is very much like the old King had been in his youth. No additional sources.

A six page paper looking at these two plays by William Shakespeare in terms of their faithfulness to history. The paper concludes that they may not be faithful in all their details, but they are faithful in their overall message: that Henry V was a creative ruler, ruthless with his enemies, but steadfast in his ...

A 5 page paper discussing one of Shakespeare's histories and the question of whether Henry can be seen as a literary hero. Henry not only is a literary hero, but a literal hero as well. He exemplifies some of the best of those qualities we classify as leadership ability, generally without thought for his personal feelings. ...

A five page paper closely comparing these two born warriors in terms of the way they are presented in Shakespeare’s play. Contrasting their personalities and speeches, the paper concludes that they are both the perfect type of character to usurp a throne, but Henry’s administration shows that this type of character isn’t necessarily adept at ...

This 5 page report discusses the relationship, expectations, and emotions that exist between a father and son. Each clearly wants the other to be proud of him and each wants the respect of the other. In typical father-son relationships, the outside observer almost always sees the truth of the personalities involved more clearly than either the actual father or son ...

An 11 page paper which analyzes the character of Lady Percy in "Henry IV: Act I," and Queen Margaret in "Richard III." The paper argues that they are not your traditional female characters, in terms of gender definition of the Renaissance period, as was often the case with Shakespeare's women. The paper provides an examination of gender concerns in Shakespeare ...

This 6 page paepr is a close examination of two speeches in Shakespeare's history play, "The First Part of Henry IV," one by King Henry and one by Prince Hal. It examines the speeches and what they tell us about the two men. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Kingship and Henry V

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A 6 page research paper that examines the kingship of Henry V as pictured in Shakespeare's play. The writer's examination of Shakespeare's characterization of Henry V demonstrates that Shakespeare saw this monarch as an exemplary example of the elements of kingship. Also, a brief survey of Edward Powell's Kingship, Law and Society: Criminal Justice in ...

This five-page-paper presents a discussion on the significance of the use of light, and dark, night and day in William Shakespeare's Henry IV. Bibliography lists one source.

An 8 page paper which evaluates the male protagonists of Henry V and Captain Willmore by examining how the playwrights subject each to intense scrutiny throughout the course of the works. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines the use, and the significance of the use, of “tavern” in Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” parts I and II. No additional sources cited.

This 5 page paper examines The Tempest and Henry V and assesses how each interprets the concept of sovereignty. The utilization of symbolism in The Tempest is also discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 10 page research paper/essay that explores the universality of Shakespeare's plays. The writer argues that there are qualities in the work of Shakespeare that are not limited to English society or the Elizabethan age, bur rather speak to all human beings. Despite the passage of centuries, the changes in the English language--or the language ...

9 pages. The scenes and moments in the play Henry IV Part I suggest thoughts about the nature and value of poetic drama. Using specific evidence from the play, this paper discusses attitudes and opinions that suggest the playwright's reflections on his art. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 6 page paper which analyzes Shakespeare’s Henry V and then discusses the film versions of the story starring Laurence Olivier and Kenneth Branagh. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines the significance and the role of the character of the Hostess in Shakespeare’s play “Henry V.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

In 5 pages, the author discusses the theme of political vs. personal in William Shakespeare's 'Henry V.' Throughout 'Henry V,' the king had to deal with the facets of the theme of political vs. personal. As a king, he was a political leader. On a more personal note, he did have friends and ...

This is a 6 page paper discussing the father and son relationship between King Henry IV and Prince Harry/Hal in Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part I”. The father and son relationship between King Henry IV and Prince Harry/Hal in Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part I” is one of the central themes of the play and some would ...

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