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Critical Essay by Günter Walch

SOURCE: "Henry V as Working-House of Ideology," in Shakespeare Survey: An Annual Survey of Shakespearian Study and Production, Vol. 40, 1988, pp. 63-8.

In the following essay, Walch argues that the Chorus helps us distinguish the political ideology represented in the play from the protagonist and the play itself Far from being an objective reporter of events, the critic contends, the Chorus is a propagandist who underscores the discrepancy between mythology and history, and highlights the use of ideology as a mechanism of power.

Among the features specific to the text of Henry V its apparent property of giving rise to particularly acrimonious division of opinion has often been noted. To say that there are two camps sharply opposing each other is indeed almost a commonplace of critical literature, the one camp fervently applauding what they see as a panegyric...

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