Even though being known as a religious persecutor, Henry V was the best king in all of European history because he was a soldier king, he was very successful during his rule, and he had a strong leadership. One of the various things that made King Henry V a great king was that he was a soldier king and was not afraid to fight for his kingdom. One example of this was the Battle of Agincourt. This war started on October 25, 1415 and lasted one day. To rescue England’s reputation along with his own lost during the Hundred Year War, Henry rides off alongside twelve thousand English soldiers to France.
A comparison of him to Mars, the Roman God of war emphasises Henry’s military skills and establishes the character as a hero. This first impression of Henry portrays him as being a very powerful man of high status. Throughout the play, the Chorus sets the tone of the conflict as epic and depicts Henry as an epic hero, this is achieved through the eloquent and poetic language used which reinforces the grand nature of events. Act 1 begins with a conversation between the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Ely. They start discussing the King, and as the men are alone the audience can assume that they are being sincere.
By presenting himself as a legendary and rightful leader, as a romantic hero-figure, the child of the revolution and the key to future French greatness and blocking the bad parts of his regime from the public opinion. This made the people not only support him but love him and this devotion was key to Napoleon staying in power in France.
The first few lines of Beowulf immediately use the act of courage as the definitive form of greatness. The Danes will be celebrated because of their bravery and heroism before anything else. When Grendel attacks the Danes, their land is described as desolate, after being pillaged; “So Grendel ruled in defiance of right, one against all, until the greatest house in the wo... ... middle of paper ... ...Beowulf will forever be remembered. Beowulf, who initially is a prideful, young hero, matures into a respected king who shows respect and loyalty to his people. Before Beowulf reigns as king, there are important characteristics that he exemplifies that lead one to believe his true nobility and future as a renowned King of the Geats.
The first mention of Hrothgar describes him as having, "swiftness for battle and staunchness in strife,/ so friends and kinfolk followed him freely" (lines 59-60). This refers not only to the requirement that a king be an able-bodied, charismatic chieftain, but also someone who is a protector of his people, as Hrothgar is later called, "shelter of shield-bearers, friend to your folk" (line 383). . "..I shall award you whatever you wish/ that is mine to command" (lines 840-841). The generosity of a king is central to the king/warrior relationship; thus, another aspect of a good king is rewarding the loyal service of a thane, as Hrothgar does for Beowulf.
Justifying The Mirror of All Christian Kings Henry V does justify ‘The mirror of all Christian Kings’ He is a great military leader, a good politician, a strong public speaker, a religious man and therefore a ‘mirror of all Christian kings’ He is a very strong Christian king and does what he has to do as a king. This does make him look heartless however it was his duty. When we look at Henry as a king we have to look in the context of the situation. Kingly qualities required now in 2004 are different to the ones in 1415 and indeed in Shakespeare’s time. In 1415 a king had to be ruthless, a strong leader of men, a religious man, a good politician and liked by his people.
Bonaparte was a very intelligent man who believed wars are won by precise planning. Napoleons Empire spread through most of Europe and for the first few years of his reign he did this with ease. He treated his men as human beings, not as lesser beings like his English opponent. First Paragraph Napoleon started his military career as a junior officer in the French artillery; he was well noted for his commitment to his duty and his efficiency in his work. Bonaparte was a passionate man who always put his own life on the line if h...
(3:6 109) Henry cl... ... middle of paper ... ...he shoes of his subjects, ultimately fusing the gap between two entirely separate worlds. Unlike any other king before him, King Henry captivates not only the aspects of a compassionate ruler but the body and soul of an exceptional man. Overall, Shakespeare portrays King Henry V as a dependable young man; ruthless with his enemies, but steadfast in his love for his country. Henry's commanding qualities of leadership were necessary to stabilize the nation and were not just the actions of a tyrant, but of an effective king. His compassionate and sincere connection with his people marks the softer image of a common man who genuinely wants the best for his country, his people, and lastly, himself.
Battle of Austerlitz which is widely regarded as a greatest victory of Napoleon is being taught at military academies. About that Harvey affirms that “French republic is being rescued from military collapse by wonderful genius of Napoleon who baffles all reasonable calculations.”(31)Such impossible victories almost gave Napoleon the permanent control of Europe. Without doubt Napoleon’s leadership is greatly reinforced by his persistence and intelligence.
This allows the reader to notice how kings in the past were, and the power they possessed over the people of the area. “Our eternal lord grants some men wisdom, some wealth and makes others great.” (1726-1729) This quote displays Beowulf’s greatness as told to him by Hrothgar. He believes that the eternal lord grants this to him, and that this is not initially under Beowulf’s control. Despite that, Beowulf still uses that inborn quality to further his achievements as a king and warrior. Throughout the story, Beowulf handles many tough situations in which he almost always comes out the hero, saving the lives of the citizens.