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    Henry VI and the Wars of the Roses

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    From his fifteen year minority to the inept rule of the rest of his reign, Henry VI was a "child", at least as far as governing ability was concerned. The period of his minority and the time that he was the titular king laid the groundwork for the Wars of the Roses. Had Henry been an intelligent king, with at least some political acumen, and the ability to win the respect of his nobles, their may have never been any Wars of the Roses. But his weakness in allowing government by favorites and governing

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    Henry VI of England

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    months old? King Henry VI of England did it. Henry was the only son of King Henry V and Catherine of Valois (Wikipedia). By the time Henry V died, he had not only consolidated power as the King of England, but had also effectively accomplished what generations of his ancestors had failed to achieve through decades of war: unification of the crowns of England and France (Wikipedia). For that one single victory by Henry V, he became very popular for that effort. By the sounds of it, Henry was an outseanding

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    Analysis of Henry VI

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    Analysis of Henry VI This is an extremely important key scene in the play as this is where all the action comes to a climax as the 2 young warriors battle it out once and for all and total redemption takes place, When Hal saves his father from the clutches of Douglas. Section 1 At the start of this climactic scene we are faced with the king and Hal and Lancaster in a tent, by the king's language we can tell that Hal has been wounded from actually fighting in the battlefield. This

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    oral report of Henry VI Part 1 focused on several themes which included Pride, Portrayal of Women, Honor and Rise of Machiavellianism. The presenters made use of the sharp contrast between characters and topics in the play even further for the themes and discussing questions, such as chivalric pride vs. personal pride, chivalric code vs. Machiavellianism, power of men and power of women, etc. Despite all the discussions on these “protagonists,” it is necessary to study more on Henry VI, the “real” protagonist

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    Sun In Henry Vi

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    In William Shakespeare’s 3 Henry VI, the sun is a multi-faceted symbol. Mentioned by every major character at least once, it is linked with notions of kingship. In 1 Henry IV, the King talks of a ‘sun-like majesty’ to which his son Hal should aspire towards. Likewise, in 3 Henry VI, the sun-like king is presented as an ideal. Yet as the play progresses, the changeability of the sun is emphasised over its impressive grandeur. Shakespeare’s use of solar imagery comes to undermine the monarchy, and

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    Perhaps the three most influential men in the pre-Civil War era were Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster. These men all died nearly a decade before the civil war began, but they didn’t know how much they would effect it. States’ rights was a very controversial issue, and one which had strong opposition and radical proposals coming from both sides. John C. Calhoun was in favor of giving states the power to nullify laws that they saw unconstitutional, and he presented this theory in his

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    Shakespeare's first 4 plays (Henry VI, Parts 1, 2 and 3, and Richard III) tell the story of a troubled chapter of English history, around 150 years before Shakespreare's own time, known as The War of The Roses. One the most important figures in the action was the Earl of Warwick, whose home, Warwick Castle, is very near Stratford. The complicated historical background to these plays, and Shakespeare's other historical plays, is described on my page Historical Background. Henry VI, Parts 1, 2 and 3

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    married in November 1582 Anne Hathaway and five years later they got their first daughter. For whatever reason, he went to London and became an actor- dramatist. In the beginning of his career he was both actor and writer. His earliest plays were Henry VI, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, Titus and Andronicus,... all of them were written in 1952. Other important plays are Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet and of course A Midsummer Night's dream (one of his earlier comedies).

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    Shakespeare in my World

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    To dance our ringlets to the whisteling wind, But with thy brawls thou hast disturbed our sport. ~ Titania A Midsummer Night's Dream 2.1 I first truly gazed upon William Shakespeare during college. I had to do a monologue of Joan of Arc from Henry VI part I. I remember wrapping my mouth around his words, tasting him for the first time. This had not been our first introduction, but it was the real beginning to the ebb and flow of our dance. I absorbed that monologue, like faint strains of music

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    Shakespeare’s characters have never been one-dimensional. And the individuals who appear in Henry VI Part 1 certainly go against the grain. During a time when men were viewed as strong, decisive, and brave, Shakespeare’s Henry VI is weak, uncertain, and effeminate. His wife, Margaret, a woman who is supposed to be weak-willed and subservient to him, has her own abilities and doubts about Henry as a ruler. Talbot represents chivalry, but this play brings about the death of chivalry with the death

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