King Henry V - Act IV Summary & Analysis

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Act IV opens with the Prologue. The chorus enters, telling about the situations currently happening at the camps of both the English and French armies. Henry is walking among his men, apparently offering words of encouragement. The French, meanwhile are not at all concerned about the upcoming battle, “proud of their numbers and secure in soul.” The English, however, are very concerned. The Chorus ends by saying that it’s time to look toward the coming battle.

Act IV, Scene I, takes place in “The English Camp at Agincourt.” King Henry enters, accompanied by Bedford and Gloucester. Henry says that there is “great danger” but says that is all the more reason the men should be showing even greater levels of courage. A man named Sir Thomas Erpingham enters and Henry says it would be better for Erpingham to have a pillow for his head than to...

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