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Notite de curs anul 1 freshmen lit.engleza Pt. Henry V by William Sha es!eare a chronicle !lay " !

!iesa istorica# $ % chronicle !lay is by necessity based on real historical e&ents " hence the moni er of the category' i.e. chronicle !lays#( this constitutes one of the main differences bet)een a chronicle !lay and a tragedy " a tragedy has fictional characters as !rotagonists and therefore fictional e&ents as !lots#( Henry V' Henry the *V+s son is no) " narrati&e ,no)+' mind you-# of .ngland( he is deemed by Sha es!eare as being the e!itome of the monarchy' the ,!erfect ing+ in other )ords( the /uestion arises0 What are the attributes of a ,!erfect+ monarch1"see ensuing list#0 He is a good di!lomat( di!lomacy is indeed !art and !arcel of royalty' i.e. !reser&ing good foreign relations " see conflict )ith 2rance#( he s!ea s foreign languages( He is a de&out man " de&out 3 !ious #( hence a good relation )ith the 4hurch' the other main !o)er in the country( He is a good orator " oratory' the art of elo/uent s!eech is again !art and !arcel of royalty#( he can e/ually s!ea elo/uently to the masses' to the mob' he is close to his !eo!le " his sub5ects 3 su!usii sai#( He is )ise and non$conflictual( not s!iteful' not re&engeful( .rgo )hat Sha es!eare is e6!ecting from a good ing is moderation and lac of des!otism( 2or te6tual illustrations of these features' see Act One, Scene One in the !lay' i.e. the &ery beginning of the !lay' the con&ersation bet)een the %rchbisho! of 4anterbury and the 7isho! of .ly concerning the ne)ly cro)ned ing.

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