Henry V 2

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In Henry V, Shakespeare uses Henry to show that a leader must put duty and fairness above friendship. King Henry has been known as a wild misfit, and someone who has no regard for the world around him, as it is shown in Henry IV, Part I, and Henry IV, Part II. He is an irresponsible drunk and the people of England question his ability to control and reign the throne when hisfather dies. He …

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…people must deal with the same dilemma, as one becomes more powerful and more exposed to the public, they must choose the right friends as to please themselves or someone else. A lot of the time, people get hurt, just as Falstaff did or Scroop or Bardolph. Because of Henry's decisions about his friends, and choosing not to have favoritism in his court, he became a better king and was successful at defeating the French.