Speeches in "Henry V"
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This paper examines two central speeches in Shakespeare's "Henry V" that reveal how motives and style can impart meaning. The paper portrays Henry V as a sovereign king with a public, political character but not a private character and focuses on Shakespeare's stagecraft.
From the Paper:"Henry V's famous "Once more into the breach dear friends" is so clearly a set piece. Henry commands control of the play as a heroic sovereign, a unifying national leader who stirs his soldiers to noble efforts at Harfleur and again at Agincourt. The most telling speech before the English victory over the French one should note is not the rousing St Crispin battle-cry but the "O God of battles, steel my..."
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