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Henry V quotes
Terms in this set (18)
"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers."
Henry's leadership, repetition
"The fewer men, the greater share of honour."
Henry's leadership and intelligence, conceit
"We are no tyrant, but a Christian king"
"When we have matched our rackets to these balls we will in France, by God's grace, play a set and strike his father's crown into the hazard."
Henry's intelligence, confidence, metaphor
"Shall this his mock mock out their dear husbands, mock mothers from their sons, mock castles down,"
Henry's intelligence, calmly aggressive, forceful repetition
"But I will rise there with so full a glory that I will dazzle all the eyes of France,"
Henry's confidence, apotheosis
"The king is full of grace, and fair regard."
Depiction of the king as religious
"Not today, O Lord, Oh not today think not upon the fault my father made in compassing the crown."
"That our French gallants shall today draw out and sheathe their swords for lack of sport."
French hubris, hyperbole, dramatic irony
"Touching our person seek we no revenge, but we our kingdom's safety must so tender,"
"To her laws we do deliver you,"
"Get you therefore hence, poor miserable wretches, to your death,"
"For I have made an offer to his majesty,"
Bishops manipulation of Henry
"I myself heard the king say he would not be ransomed."
"Ay, he said so to make us fight cheerfully, but when our throats are cut he may be ransomed and we ne'er the wiser."
"I will not leave the half-achieved Harfleur till in her ashes she lie buried."
"Defile the locks of your shrill-shrieking daughters... Your naked infants spitted upon pikes,"
Shakespeare's ambivalence, horrific oral imagery, repetition
"We yield our town... For we are no longer defensible."
Undermines Henry's threats, Shakespeare's ambivalence
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