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Choose the three speeches that tell You what type of man Henry V was.

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Henry V Choose the three speeches that tell You what type of man Henry V was. The three speeches that I have studied are the speech he gave to his men during the Battle of Harfleur urging them to go back through the breach; the speech he gave to the governor of Harfleur in order for to surrender; and the speech he gives his men to raise their morale before the Battle of Agincourt. One of Henrys best qualities is that he is an outstanding orator. A good example of this is how he encouraged his men to attack the breach of the wall at Harfleur. He had to get the adrenaline pumping, because many close friends had already died and many more will get injured or killed. Henry started his speech by saying: "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, or close up the wall with our English dead." ...read more.


This is scaring the governor, because Henry V is saying that he might as well surrender, because if he doesn't then there will be nothing left of Harfleur. Henry threatens the whole town by making threats about raping the young women and killing the little children: "With wide as hell, mowing like grass your fresh fair virgins and your flow'ring infants." This scene also shows that Henry V is callous and cruel. Henry states: "Your fathers taken by the silver beards and their most reverend heads dash'd to the walls," which is cruel because he is prepared to decapitate the old men and then slam their heads in to the walls, whilst their wives watch in horror. It is clear that Henry V craved honour, we can see this mostly in Act IV, Scene III, The English Camp: The fewer men, the greater share of honour" Henry is making the point that if all the men die ...read more.


Henry V is very patriotic, because of the fact that he loves his country, he gets his men to battle by making them feel proud that they come from England. He also makes the soldiers never give up because of their country. In act III scene I he says "or close up the wall with our English dead." He also says "On, on, your noblest English" which shows he is patriotic because he thinks the English are the best." Henry was a warrior king because unlike most kings, he actually fights with his army: "defy us our worst; for, as I am a soldier, a name that in my thoughts becomes me best" Henry is saying that he is a soldier and not just a king. In conclusion, I have learned in the three speeches that Henry is and excellent orator, he will stop at nothing until he achieves his goals, he quite callous and patriotic, and he is very religious. The thing that strikes me is that Henry is desperate for honour. ...read more.

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