Henry IV part 1

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Intro reventant
From frontier life along the Missouri river in 1823, Hugh Glass, the protagonist survivalist displays the determination of basic human instinct incorporated into political desire to display leaders and politicians ambiguous hunger for power
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Intro Henry IV part 1
In the historical play, Henry IV Part 1, Shakespeare demonstrates the competing political motivation and deception evolving from instinct of survival- to succeed- from Henry, Hal and Hotspur.
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Intro Henry 2
Compellingly, the contrast and juxtaposition between deception and honesty is a fine line, and through the ambiguous nature of Hal, Shakespeare presents the need for a leader to at times play dire to the truth.
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Henry intro para 1
Using literacy as a vehicle for understanding, Shakespeare demonstrates individual, shared and competing political perspectives to idolize the socio-political turmoil of Elizabeth I quest for a successor
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Henry tec 1
From situation and events, the notion of honour is changed to fit the personality. Described by King Henry IV himself, Hotspur is “the theme of honour’s tongue”.
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Hotspurs honour version
Whilst Hotspur’s version of honour is perhaps true to the definition, supported by Hal’s recognition “I do not think a braver gentleman…is now alive”, it is flawed.
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Syntax of Henry
Shakespeare demonstrates competing concepts of Hal and Hotspur’s traits which develops into an important thematic issue; the exploration of traits and qualities which create a good leader
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Quote 2 henry
Hal identifies this flaw in the actions of Hotspur, and whilst he appreciated the honour bestowed by Hotspur, he understands it redundancy in “the vilest earth
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Tec 2 herny
Through the use of adjectives, Henry suggests he has been “cold and temperate” but will now be forced to represent himself as “Mighty and fear’
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Tec 3 henry
. Further, Henry’s dialogue consisting of similes “hath been smooth as oil…soft as young down” allows Henry to reinforce his notions of respect, and in particular honour.
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Punke inro paragraph
Through the establishment of the driving inequity of each character, contrasted to the driving inequity of Hal and Hotspur, Punke identifies the notion of honour in revenge.
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Punke tec 1
Hugh Glass’ metaphor “When there is a storm and you stand in front of a tree, if you look at its branches, you swear it will fall. But if you watch the trunk, you will see its stability” exemplifies the character of Gla
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Punk similar to Henry
Similar to Shakespeare’s portrayal of Hal and Falstaff, Punke uses language to shape meaning for the reader, as well as represent conflicting political motivations.
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Punke tec 2
Fitzgerald’s biblical allusion “God giveth, God taketh away” presents the representation of his own drive and ambition. On the frontier, Fitzgerald sees himself as someone with the power of god, unbound by the restraints of society
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Punke syntax
Motivated by his complex self ideological obsession of power, Fitzgerald is a exemplifier of Machiavellianism, through his manipulation and manoeuvring in his own power struggle
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Punk glass synsyax
Punke demonstrates the complex motivation of Glass, created from a combination of revenge, justice and honour, similar to Hal.
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quote 3 punke
AS long as you can still grab a breath, you fight. You breathe…Keep breathing” demonstrates the multilevel motivation of Glass compared to the one dimensional drive of Fitzgerald.
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Henry intro paragraph 2
Hal’s sub-Machiavellian tendencies outline his manipulation of people best in Act 2, Scene 4. Shakespeare has portrayed Hal in a light which, to every one but the audience, appears to be a man of note, yet unworthy of the future title of king
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Tec 1 henry p 2
Henry states, “by being seldom seen, I could not stir, But, like a comet, I was wond’red at” distinguishing that it is improper for royalty to associate themselves with commoners.
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Syntax between Hal and Falstaff
Both Hal and Falstaff are antithetical leaders, and it is the contrast that prompts the audience to question a leaders attributes of honesty and deceit. The scene takes place in Boarshead Tavern, East Chapel, an unsuitable place for the heir of Engla
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Tec 1 Henry p 2
Moreover, the symbolic nature of Falstaaf’s royal objects “Thy state is taken for a joined-stool, thy golden sceptre for a leaden dagger, and thy precious rich crown for a pitiful bald crown” and the reverse syntax used by Hal demonstrates the nature
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Syntax 2 H p 2
The future king favours state above person, counter to Falstaff who favours the opposite. Perhaps one of the more significant outcomes of the scene is that, despite appearances of friendliness, the ambiguity fails to hide Hal’s true purpose for contr
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Tec 2 H p2
. Only Hals cryptic reply “I do, I will” to pleas not to banish Falstaff underlines the manipulation and Machiavellian tendencies of Hal to achieve power, even at the cost of friendship.
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