King Henry IV, Part I - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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At the Boar's-Head tavern in Eastcheap, Prince Henry enters with Poins. The Prince has been making friends of some of the young men and boasts that he now calls them by their first names. One young man, Francis, has given the Prince a small amount of sugar. Prince Henry decides to use this as an excuse to play another prank to pass the time while he waits for Falstaff.

Prince Henry instructs Poins to call for Francis every few moments, so that every time the young man tries to speak, he will be forced to interrupt himself by calling "Anon!" back to Poins. Poins exits and Francis enters. Just as they have planned, Prince Henry questions Francis, but every time Francis tries to reply, he is interrupted by Poins. Prince Henry continues the prank by choosing his questions so that he can pretend...

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