While writing the play “Henry V”, William Shakespeare uses this personage to demonstrate that any leader must put fairness and duty above the friendship. In this play, King Henry has been known as a wild misfit. Also, he is shown as someone who has no regard for the world which is around him. For example, these moments are brightly shown in Part I and Part II of Henry V. This leader is seemed to be the irresponsible drunk and people from England had a question about his ability to reign and control the throne after his father died.
By the way, Henry V wasn’t so good in selecting the people who surround him, that is why his friends were all thieves, drunks, cowardly and dishonest humans. Henry’s father suggests that Hotspur is the better candidate for the throne that his son. Henry was so cruel because of this thought and he decided to kill Hotspur. He chose the situation and did it at the battle at Shrewsbury, when tried to save the life of his father. The legendary writer does this just to set the tone for the character and Henry’s ability to reign and become the good leader.
William Shakespeare continues to discuss this question of the ability of Henry in Part II. During the play, Henry is still a rebellion and he is still close with his strange and dishonest companions. Although Hotspur was killed by Henry, the main character momentarily demonstrated his ability to lead the country and become the king, even in spite of the fact that his father still doubts him. When his father was nears death, Henry was sure that he would deal with the responsibility of being the next king. Henry’s father tells him two so important pieces of advice for the case if Henry is going to become excellent king. Father says that he must listen to the trusted advisors that will help in difficult situations. Also, he asked his son that he must unite the lords of England through the foreign war. William Shakespeare uses this method in this famous play to foreshadow that Henry must do for becoming the really good king.
Just imagine the time when Henry becomes king. And at the same time, Shakespeare gives the hints and rest of characters have lots of question about ability and responsibility of Henry who is going to become their king. In Part II Henry shows his advisors that he is able to be really nice king and mend all his drunken ways. When he is crowned kind of prior England, his closest friend comes to him because he expects that the new King Henry can pardon him and welcome him, changing his attitude to the positive side.
While writing the play “Henry V”, William Shakespeare uses this personage to demonstrate that any leader must put fairness and duty above the friendship. In this play, King Henry has been known as a wild misfit. Also, he is shown as someone who has no regard for the world which is around him. For example, these moments are brightly shown in Part I and Part II of Henry V.