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Prince Hal in "Henry IV"
An analysis of Prince Hal in Shakespeare's "Henry IV."
# 122256 | 750 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Drama and Theater (English) , Shakespeare (Henry IV, V)

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This paper discusses and analyzes the character of Prince Hal in Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I. The paper argues that Prince Hal's dissolute lifestyle is a ruse and that, at all times, he remains in perfect possession of himself as he rises to power.

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"King Henry IV believes his son Prince Hal is more interested in merrymaking than leadership even preferring Hotspur because of the behavior Hal adopts. However despite Prince Hal's outward behavior he remains in full possession of himself at all times in the play. In Henry IV I Shakespeare I ii provides us with a clear and early indication of this in Prince Hal's 'I know you all' speech. This analysis will show that despite his dissolute lifestyle Prince Hal remains in full possession of himself at..."

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