In ‘Henry V’, reveal how Shakespeare portrays Henry’s leadership qualities at different stages of the play, both in his dealings with the French and his treatment of his own men.
Shakespeare, through many stages and events, shows the reader the many leadership qualities possessed by Henry. Through the many events of Henry’s reign, Shakespeare builds Henry’s qualities, unseen by the reader or Henry’s nobles.
Henry speaks in poetry to attract the
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come again for ransom.”
Henry’s style of speech here is very much like that of his earlier warnings to the French king/Dauphin.
Henry in his speeches draws historical and biblical figures to illustrate his points. At Harfleur he refers to someone war-proof as “Alexander” the Great; picking great English ancestors of the king. To show a figure of evil he uses king Herod, from the first testament.
by Oliver Warner