King Henry V Characters

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King Henry V

King of England at the time of the events of this play, he is a strong-willed character with depth. Henry is dedicated to England but is also selfish, as is seen in his desire to take additional thrones for himself despite the fact that it means putting the English soldiers in a battle. One evening in the army camp, Henry disguises himself and talks to the men. When someone says the King’s attitudes and decisions are wrong, Henry sees that his men aren’t wholly behind him. But he doesn’t change anything because of this. Instead, he makes a lengthy speech about how difficult it is to be a king and make the decisions for a kingdom. Henry is able to inspire his men toward patriotism as seen in the famous “Band of Brothers” speech. He says that they are a small army with...

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