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

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Act 4, Scene 4 Summary

At the Archbishop's palace in York, the Archbishop of York enters with Sir Michael, whom he gives letters which are to be directed to his various allies. Northumberland, Glendower and Mortimer will not be present to aid Hotspur. This being the case, the Archbishop fears that the rebels have little hope of success. King Henry is aware of the Archbishop's part in Hotspur's confederacy and should they fail, he will have to answer to King Henry, therefore it is vital to alert his allies and ward off disaster.

Act 4, Scene 4 Analysis

This short scene shows that Hotspur's allies have begun to desert him. Although Hotspur cannot recognize that his pride will cause disaster, the others are not so deceived.

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