• Henry Iv Appearance Vs Reality
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    Henry IV: Appearance vs. Reality Shakespeare's play Henry IV begins with a king (King Henry) beginning a pilgrimage after killing King Richard II. Henry believes that by gaining the throne of England he has done an honourable deed, yet he admits that the fighting and bloodshed could continue, A... ill sheathed knife... @ (I. 1. 17). He, also, admits that his own son, Prince Hal, is not honourable enough to occupy the throne, Asee riot and dishonour stain the brow of my young Harry' (I. 1. 17)....
  • 2001 A Metaphorical Odyssey
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    2001: A Metaphorical Odyssey Myths are created for the purpose of conveying a message with an interesting medium with which to do so. Many cultures use myths to teach their young about the past. Through time, however, these myths become impractical due to discovery. This is when a new myth must be introduced to take the place of the obsolete one. Stanley Kubrick shaped 2001: A Space Odyssey as a new myth to crack the archaic view of space, by using a hero, a dilemma, and a new revelation to fuel...
  • Henry Iv Hotspur Vs Harry
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    Henry IV: Hotspur vs. Harry At the beginning of the play it seems that the chief rebel, Hotspur, is in dispute with the King but as the play progresses we find that the main contest is between Hotspur and Hal, the King's son. At first thought, Hotspur seems to be the easy winner, for all Hal does is spend his time with his friends gallivanting around, stealing and drinking. Hotspur, on the other hand, has returned from a battle in which he defeated the Scots led by Glendower. He has taken many p...
  • Role Of Falstaff In Henry Iv Part One
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    Falstaff's Role in Henry IV, Part One Henry IV, Part One, has always been one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays, maybe because of Falstaff. Much of the early criticism I found concentrated on Falstaff and so will I. This may begin in the eighteenth century with Samuel Johnson. For Johnson, the Prince is a "young man of great abilities and violent passions," and Hotspur is a "rugged soldier," but "Falstaff, un imitated, un imitable Falstaff, how shall I describe thee Thou compound of sen...
  • Comparing Prince Hal And Henrys Models Of Statescraft
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    Comparing Prince Hal and Henry's Models of Statescraft To compare the difference between King Henry and Prince Hal's style of statecraft, first we have to understand the basic philosophy of each. The Kingbelives that to effectively lead the country one needs to lead by example. According to the King's philosophy the best man is the one who lives a pure life and garners respect and honor from all men. To the King's way of thinking Hotspur is more fit to be a King than Prince Hal, a comparison the...
  • Prince Hal Falstaff King Henry
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    Although William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 depicts Henry Bolingbroke's troubles following the usurpation of England's thrown, the more consequential plot concerns the transformation of Prince Hal from a tavern crony into the next King of England. This is a play of contrast where Prince Hal is caught between two father figures who represent contradicting ideals. The figure most notable in the Prince's youth is Falstaff, a materialist who rejects responsibility and has a childish demeanor, th...
  • Hotspur And Harry Hal King Henry
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    HOTSPUR Vs HARRY At the beginning of the play it seems that the chief rebel, Hotspur, is in dispute with the King but as the play progresses we find that the main contest is between Hotspur and Hal, the King's son. At first thought, Hotspur seems to be the easy winner, for all Hal does is spend his time with his friends gallivanting around, stealing and drinking. Hotspur, on the other hand, has returned from a battle in which he defeated the Scots led by Glendower. He has taken many prisoners in...
  • First Time Hal Falstaff Prince
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    One of the most important aspects of 1 Henry IV is the development and transgressions of Hal who is the Prince of Wales and heir to the throne. The play's focus on the family reminds us that the struggles England endured through its growth were largely struggles inside the royal family. Hal's character is at a point where he is unable to define who he will be; a responsible part of the monarch, as his father would like to see, or a rogue as is John Falstaff. Throughout the play the prince keeps ...
  • King Henry Iv Part 1 Hal
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    Shakespeare gives the reader the opportunity to view the timeless duplicity of a politician in Prince Hal of Henry IV, Part 1. Instead of presenting a rather common hero, Shakespeare sharpens the both sides of the sword and makes Hal a deceitful prince. In order to portray accurately the treachery and fickleness of Hal, Shakespeare must provide Hal with models to follow, rivals to defeat, and a populace to convince. Although Hal would not have to grovel for votes from England's populace to becom...
  • The Coal War By Upton Sinclair
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    THE COAL WAR Book 1, The Social Chasm By: Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair wrote The Coal War in 1976 being published by Colorado Associated University Press. Book One; 'The Social Chasm,' contained 69 pages while the entirety of The Coal War had 399 pages with two other Books. 'The Social Chasm' was easy to follow and had an intriguing beginning. The Coal War portrays many situations common to the people of the coal fields and those making an effort to improve its conditions. This sequential story...
  • Henry Iv Hal Father Honor
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    The father and son relationship is one of the most important aspects through the youth of a young man. In Shakespeare's play Henry IV, he portrays the concept of having 'two fathers'. King Henry is Hal's natural father, and Falstaff is Hal's moral father. Hal must weigh the pros and cons of each father to decide which model he will emulate. Falstaff, who is actually Hal's close friend, attempts to pull Hal into the life of crime, but he refuses. Hal seems to lack honor at the commencement of th...
  • 2001 A Space Odyssey
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    You are hurtling across the abyss of space on an expedition to unexplored planets. Your only companion is a fellow astronaut: the three hibernauts who like in a deep freeze sleep will not be awakened until their skills are needed. An essential member of your crew is Hal, the electronic, almost-human brain that ceaselessly guides your course. For months your atom powered craft 'Discover'; has been carrying you away from earth at a hundred thousand miles an hour. You are now farther from home than...
  • The Change Of Character In Henry V
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    And Up From The Ashes, The Hero Took His Place The sun is setting slowly on the horizon and the sky above is awash with the gilded light of a swollen sun. Its warm fingers reaching futilely out to those that are walking wearily to their hovels. On the entrance to the alley way a man cloaked in tattered robes and visage besmeared with dirt begs for paltry change from a travelers purse. Merchants and travelers give him wide berth for he looks sickened. Who knows He could have the plague. A man by ...
  • Henry Iv Redemption Actions In The Tavern Scene Therefore Hal
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    Henry IV: Redemption In Shakespeare's Henry IV, the character Hal, the Prince of Wales, undergoes a transformation that can be characterized as a redemption. Shakespeare introduces Hal, in the opening act as a renegade of the Court. His avoidance of all public responsibility and his affinity for the company of the Boar's Head Tavern, have caused serious concern for the King, because Hal is heir to the throne. The King realizes that to keep order, a ruler and his heir must prove to be both respon...
  • Father Son Relationship In Henry Iv And V
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    Shakespeare deals with a parent-child relationship in the historical plays of Henry IV Parts One and Two in the characters of Henry Bullingsworth (Henry IV) and his son Hal (Prince of Wales, later Henry V). The fact stands clear in the development of the son, Hal: the son's success in life is not dependent on his relationship to his father politically, but success is demonstrated when there is a realization of both parties on the level of parental love. Hal is not living up to his name, but also...
  • Falstaff Friend Of Fatherfigure
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    Falstaff: Friend or Father Figure When studying the characters of Shakespeare's Henry IV, one can not help but observe Falstaff. Falstaff is considered by many to be one of the greatest comic inventions ever. Critics have called Falstaff everything ranging from a buffoon to "an instance of the predominance of intellectual power" (Coleridge cited in Hemingway 418). He is by far one of the most dynamic characters ever constructed by Shakespeare. Yet, "the question persists, 'wherein is Falstaff go...
  • Henry The Fourth Sweet Hope
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    HENRY THE FOURTH ESSAY In the play Henry the fourth written by William Shakespeare is triumphant and denial. There is a prince named Hal that does not act like a prince that you think a prince would and fat man named Falstaff that is his friend. In this play we see that the prince changes when his father and his country need him from a hooligan of a prince to a prince that is tough and noble. I will show in steps how prince Hal turns from Pal Hal to Sweet hope. In the starting of the play we se...
  • Scene 2 Line King Act Hal
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    Explore the different father / son relationships in Henry IV, Part 1; show how these contrasting relationships contribute to the plays ideas and dramatic tension. The main ideas of the play are redemption, honour, what it required to be an ideal King, and the waywardness of youth. It is through contrasting of the different father/ son relationships that we can see these ideas taking form. The main ideas within the play are all evident within the relationship between the King and Prince but only ...
  • Prince Hal Qualities King Hotspur
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    An exploration of the presentation of the theme of Kingship in Henry IV Part One. The idea of Kingship is explored through many different characters, skills and respects in Henry 4 th part one. In many respects it can be viewed as an analysis of the qualities needed to be a successful king. Shakespeare shows many different characters who each possess some or each of the following qualities; leadership, politics, loyalty, heroism, and majesty. It could be argued that Shakespeare thinks a successf...
  • Media Coursework Comparing Shallow Hal And About A Boy
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    In Shallow Hal we follow the main character in his attempt to find a beautiful women, up to when he meets a famous self-help guru, Hal has very low views and opinions of women, we soon find out that Hal has been told to focus on the inner beauty of people and from then on, that's all he sees, until he finds the women that he loves and has the ability to visually see her as she originally is, which brings Hal's old personality back into play. This experience that Hal has been through, has made hi...