• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
Page
  1. 1
    1
  2. 2
    2
  3. 3
    3
  4. 4
    4
  5. 5
    5
  6. 6
    6
  7. 7
    7
  8. 8
    8
  9. 9
    9
  10. 10
    10
  11. 11
    11
  12. 12
    12
  13. 13
    13
  14. 14
    14
  15. 15
    15
  16. 16
    16
  17. 17
    17
  18. 18
    18
  19. 19
    19
  20. 20
    20
  21. 21
    21
  22. 22
    22
  23. 23
    23
  24. 24
    24
  25. 25
    25
  26. 26
    26
  27. 27
    27
  28. 28
    28
  29. 29
    29

How does Henry demonstrate his skills as an orator in his speeches at Farfleur and Agincourt.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Matthew Russell 11WDW Henry V How does Henry demonstrate his skills as an orator in his speeches at Farfleur and Agincourt. The play of Henry V was originally created by Shakespeare in 1600 and was produced to support the Queens decisions at the time when England was at war with Ireland , with this in mind Shakespeare wanted to create the play with encouraged patriotism and Nationalistic feelings between the public. He did this because Henry V had supposedly done the same to his people. Henry V was one of the greatest warrior Kings that ever lived. When parliament gave the church a bill that would take away a lot of the churches land, they turned for Henry V for help. They would pay him a large sum of money to stop the bill going through. Henry agreed and understood that the only way he could do this was by overtaking France. The church turned to Henry for help because he was an accomplished soldier. He fought his first battle at the age of fourteen and at the age of sixteen he commanded his fathers army at the battle of Shrewsbury. In 1415 Henry proposed to marry Catherine, also demanding for the old Plantagenet lands of Normandy and Anjou as his dowry. Her father, Charles ll refused this and Henry V declared war. With England being in war with Ireland as well he set off to France with only a quarter of the English army, leaving the other three quarters to fight in case the Irish invaded. As Henry arrived at Harfluer with worried but proud Soldiers. To engage them ready for battle he makes a speech o make them feel special and so that they believe they can fight to win. T the start of this speech he says "Dear friends". This shows him addressing them all as friends. By doing this it makes them feel special and like there a family - in it all together. ...read more.

Middle

In doing this it tells all his men that they can either fight to succeed or not fight and die and become a wall to protect the rest. So this is encouraging them not to give up. To enforce the points he makes, he uses alliteration. "But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of a Tiger". By using the alliteration for when the war begins Henry explains that they must act like Tigers - Angry and ferocious. He then moves on to explain how the should look when they are in battle. "lend the eye a terrible aspect: let it pry trough the portage of the head like the brass canon: let the brow overwhelm it". This is explaining to his men that they should look evil, by letting the brow overhang the eye - Like a sea wrecked cliff. In doing this he makes his men believe that they can do this and that they can win this war. Matthew Russell 11WDW Henry V How does Henry demonstrate his skills as an orator in his speeches at Farfleur and Agincourt. The play of Henry V was originally created by Shakespeare in 1600 and was produced to support the Queens decisions at the time when England was at war with Ireland , with this in mind Shakespeare wanted to create the play with encouraged patriotism and Nationalistic feelings between the public. He did this because Henry V had supposedly done the same to his people. Henry V was one of the greatest warrior Kings that ever lived. When parliament gave the church a bill that would take away a lot of the churches land, they turned for Henry V for help. They would pay him a large sum of money to stop the bill going through. Henry agreed and understood that the only way he could do this was by overtaking France. ...read more.

Conclusion

In 1415 Henry proposed to marry Catherine, also demanding for the old Plantagenet lands of Normandy and Anjou as his dowry. Her father, Charles ll refused this and Henry V declared war. With England being in war with Ireland as well he set off to France with only a quarter of the English army, leaving the other three quarters to fight in case the Irish invaded. As Henry arrived at Harfluer with worried but proud Soldiers. To engage them ready for battle he makes a speech o make them feel special and so that they believe they can fight to win. T the start of this speech he says "Dear friends". This shows him addressing them all as friends. By doing this it makes them feel special and like there a family - in it all together. This makes his soldiers sound really superior to the other side and ready for the fight. He tells them that they have nothing to lose by saying "Or close the wall up with our English dead". In doing this it tells all his men that they can either fight to succeed or not fight and die and become a wall to protect the rest. So this is encouraging them not to give up. To enforce the points he makes, he uses alliteration. "But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of a Tiger". By using the alliteration for when the war begins Henry explains that they must act like Tigers - Angry and ferocious. He then moves on to explain how the should look when they are in battle. "lend the eye a terrible aspect: let it pry trough the portage of the head like the brass canon: let the brow overwhelm it". This is explaining to his men that they should look evil, by letting the brow overhang the eye - Like a sea wrecked cliff. In doing this he makes his men believe that they can do this and that they can win this war. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Henry V section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Henry V essays

  1. Henry V Speech Analysis

    " On, on you noblest English" The repetition of "on" creates a feeling of thrust and he also refers to them as noble, which increases their will to charge at the breach, as, if they survive they think that they will be honoured and glorified.

  2. What makes Henry V such an effective leader?

    These apparent two-faced attitudes of Henry merely display the differences between when he needs to be a leader, and when he needs to be a human. As the Italian writer Machiavelli once famously wrote "It is better for the prince to rule by fear than love."

  1. Shakespeare's Henry V

    Shakespeare also repeats a lot of similar words, such as; 'blast', 'terrible', 'overwhelm', 'fearfully', 'wild' and 'hard'. The repetition of these words puts emphasis on the war-like situation. Shakespeare also uses the repetition of the same words; "On, on you noble English," - this shows how Henry urges on his men and demonstrates his anticipation for the battle.

  2. Was Henry V an inspiring leader or a cold and severe king?

    Also the deal with the glove is very inspiring because it gives the soldier drive to get through the battle and find out who the owner of the glove is. However the real effect of this is on the audience.

  1. How does Shakespeare show the qualities of kingship in Henry V

    This is because what he has done is take a calculated risk. He is aware that no one has the guts to leave as too much pride is at stake. They have also bee informed of the bounties that are sure to follow this war if all goes well.

  2. How Helpful To The Audience Is The Chorus in Shakespeare's 'Henry V'

    The Chorus tries it's hardest to give Henry V the epic quality the people of the Tudors believed he deserved. The first appearance of this is in the prologue where "...Harry, like himself, assume the port of Mars," Mars being the Roman god of war; the Chorus explains the King

  1. In Henry IV Part 1, the transformation of Hal is central to Shakespeares presentation ...

    This is another vital scene to the transformation of Hal - it is a discussion between King Henry and Hal, and it shows how much Hal has changed. King Henry IV criticises Hal for wasting time with his life by drinking in taverns and associating with Falstaff.

  2. How does Shakespeare use language to entertain and motivate in Act 3, scene 1 ...

    They do not allow us to question the monarchy or the government at the time. They present to us that war is a happy place, a 'just cause' and is a jolly occasion. On the contrary, Branaugh's film was funded by the government and propaganda, so Branaugh could show the reality of war.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work