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Henry V is commonly held to be a great English hero, a model king and/or a symbol of much that is good about England, in which ways do you think that Shakespeare’s play supports and challenges this view? What is your own opinion of Henry?

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AS and A Level British History: Monarchy & Politics

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English Shakespeare Coursework

Henry V

Henry V is commonly held to be a great English hero, a model king and/or a symbol of much that is good about England, in which ways do you think that Shakespeare's play supports and challenges this view? What is your own opinion of Henry?

In the play, Henry is portrayed from the start as being a young and unimpressionable King; His youth is showed by the way he makes rash decisions, before thinking them through completely. He is very headstrong and wants the best for his country.

Henry has many good points, which reflect his personality. He is very inspirational, he has confidence and that confidence shows in his long and illustrious speeches, he has a great emphatic persona, and he is always keen to encourage his men, and he leads by example, always first into battle, on his huge horse. What he is trying to do is prove to his men that the impossible can seem possible if you try. He is a man of action; once he has committed to fight he will not retreat until dead or defeated. He does not bend the truth and

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