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    everyone he annoys? Why, none other than Sir John Falstaff of course! Falstaff, in Henry IV, is a cleverly written simpleton who cares not for the courtly rules but those of the tavern and his own. He is his own creator, always unpredictable yet foreseeable by everyone but himself. To many, Prince Hal is the hero of the play; Falstaff on the other hand is perceived as the trickster, a William Shakespeare based the infamous characher Falstaff on a Sir John Oldcastle (1378-1417) a martyred leader of the lollards

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    must have given Shakespeare considerable trouble and great joy."(1) Falstaff is a character based on a real person, who goes by the name of Sir John Oldcastle, and this can also be concluded from scene ii of Act I, when Henry, Prince of Wales, who is the King's son puns: "As the honey of Hybla, my old lad of the castle;" (A.I.ii.41) (2) Sir John Oldcastle's wife's descendant, William, Lord Cobham, who was Lord Chamberlain of England, was putting pressure on Shakespeare, telling him to change

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    Essay on Rewriting History in Henry IV

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    Rewriting History in Henry IV The master of historiography is, perhaps, Shakespeare as evidenced by his History Plays. Whereas most writers merely borrow from history to fuel their creative fires, Shakespeare goes so far as to rewrite history. The First Part of Henry the Fourth follows history fairly closely, and Shakespeare draws this history primarily from Raphael Holinshed's Chronicle of England, Scotland, and Ireland and from Samuel Daniel's verse epic The Civil Wars (Abrams 823). The

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    I Henry IV And Henry V

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    The idea of honor being the focal point for I Henry IV and Henry V is consistent throughout the plays. Though this idea is demonstrated throughout the plays it is the responsibility that comes along with it that the characters struggle with. To start, 1 Henry IV gives the impression that honor is a reflection of the individual that has the honor. In Henry V honor is seen as a prize. The more honor you have the better you will be. In this comparative essay, the examination of the ways in which honor

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    King Henry V is considered to be by far one of the greatest rulers to ever have graced the throne of England. Shakespeare demonstrates this belief by exemplifying Henry’s strong attributes showing just how great and powerful of a leader Henry was. However the issue of power and ethics plays a tremendous role in the personification of Henry as a person. There is no doubt that Henry’s power and ethical stance makes him a great king, but by being a great king, Henry is forced to act in a way that can

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    adventures of 'Prince Hal' who later becomes Henry V. Prince Hal did not stay in court and prepare to be a King but spent his time drinking in the Boar's Head Tavern with characters such as Pistol, Nym and Bardolph, who are in this play and Sir John Falstaff. On becoming King Henry had to renounce Falstaff, which broke Falstaff's heart. It must be remembered that some people who would have seen Henry V would also have seen Henry IV where Henry betrays Falstaff and so Henry's character would

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    key points and players in Henry's life, as well as in a less direct manner, coming through in his current actions, to show his sovereignty, what that means to him and why. The initial flashback scene displays a memory of Pistol's concerning Sir John Falstaff (portrayed by actor Robbie Coltrane). The flashback occurs while Falstaff is on his deathbed, and his remaining friends lament his impending loss. Branagh gives Pistol a line of Falstaff's, describing Falstaff in his own words as "A goodly

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    In stanza's one and two, the husband gives his wife a gift. At first she was happy to receive the gift that her husband made for her. In stanza's three, four, and five she finds out that the gift was made out of wood from the coffin of a man named John Wayward. When she learned of this information, her initial reaction towards the gift changed. Why is that? Her husband wondered the same thing. The wife became pale and turned her face aside. What part of the husband's information made her react this

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    Emma's Dilemma

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    Emma's Dilemma I am investigating the number of different arrangements there will be in different types of names. Some names I will investigate on will have no identical letters such as LUCY. Some will have a pair of identical letters such as EMMA. Some names will have different quantities of letters such as AMMIE, JOE and ANNE. Firstly, I’ll produce a method which will help me figure out the different arrangements in the name EMMA and LUCY without using any formulas. Using this method

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    The Crisis of Religion in the Elizabethan Age

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    of England, a reconstructionist interpretation of church history was being set forth, one chat he found difficult to reconcile with what he actually found in the writings of those fathers [2]. Had the veil been swept away? Were St. Augustine and St. John Chrysostom really Anglicans rather than Roman Catholics? Or were the church authorities trimming their sails to the exigencies of temporal policy? Questions such as these dogged Campion, and eventually his position at Oxford became untenable since

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