"Henry V" and Commonors
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This paper examines how commoners play a significant role in Shakespeare's "Henry V ". The commoner signifies a humanity absent from its rulers. This paper examines this idea as it appears in Shakespeare's text and in the 1989 film "Henry V".
From the Paper:"Commoners play a significant role in Shakespeare's Henry V. In his series leading up to and including King Henry's life, common people appear most in Henry V (Symons). Shakespeare scholars give two reasons for their increased appearance. Firstly, Shakespeare wanted to present a "people's history" of the English invasion of France (Symons). Secondly, he tried to present this history by mirroring the lives of commoners and nobility ("Themes, Motifs & Symbols"). However, there is a third representation to examine. The commoner signifies a humanity absent from its rulers. This paper will examine this idea as it appears in Shakespeare's text and in the 1989 film Henry V. The opening lines of Henry V already give an indication as to the role of commoners in the conflict to come. "
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