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King Henry IV, Part I Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 5, Scene 3 Summary

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Act 5, Scene 3 Summary

On the plain between the camps, King Henry enters with his men. The alarm to battle is sounded. Douglas and Sir Walter Blunt enter. Douglas mistakes Blunt for King Henry. Douglas asks Blunt if he is the King and Blunt assents. The two fight, and Blunt is killed.

Hotspur enters and Douglas tells him that he has killed the King. Hotspur recognizes that the dead man is Blunt and not King Henry. Blunt was only a decoy placed on the field by King Henry. Douglas insists that he will kill any man dressed as the King, until he eventually finds the real King Henry. The two exit.

Falstaff enters alone. Falstaff looks at the corpse of Blunt and sees no honor in death. Falstaff's men have been massacred. The few that are left will be reduced to beggary, when the battle is over. Prince Henry...

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