Epilogue of "Henry V"
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The paper argues the final lines of act V, as well as the epilogue of the play, are very significant in conveying the purpose of Shakespeare's play. The paper highlights Shakespeare's messsage that Henry and Catherine's son did not achieve what they had hoped by uniting England and France. The paper shows how the epilogue invites the audience to evaluate what was shown on stage, and to draw their own conclusions.
From the Paper:"Shakespeare's play, Henry V, is regarded as one of the most important portrayals of King Henry V, one of England's most promiment national heroes. Apart from its representation of the king, the play presents not only Shakespeare's take on the historical persona of the king, but also his vision on issues such as patriotism, war, and the traits of the ideal rules. It is particularly interesting to see the ways in which Shakespeare manages to convey his literary message in the final lines of act V, as well as the epilogue of the play. This paper argues the the epilogue of the play is very significant as far as the very purpose of Shakespeare's play; in this sense, the final act along with the epilogue remind the audience that Henry and Catherine's son did not achieve what they had hoped by uniting England and France."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Shakespeare, William. (2003). Henry V. Courier Dover Publications.
Cite this Analytical Essay:
Epilogue of "Henry V" (2010, July 26) Retrieved January 24, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/epilogue-of-henry-v-128509/
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