Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Henvry V Notes 11/22/16

Henry vs.  Dauphin Notes
Henry puts on a cloak and walks through his troops in disguise, being a good man as well as a good king. The Dauphin gambles with the French, betting how many Englishmen they will kill and capture.
P. 139 Henry meets Pistol, who professes his love for the king without knowing it is him (comatatus relationship)
Bates believes that the king will be captured and ransomed by the enemy while they are all killed (Henry says that the king's cause is just, the soldiers say that, if it is not, their deaths are on the king's hands [Shakespeare saying that the king cannot just appear to be a good king; that he actually has to have an honorable cause for his fight with France])
Henry says that the king said he will not be ransomed, the soldiers doubt the king's word, Henry says that he will never trust the king's word if he is ransomed
Williams hits Henry with a glove and challenges him to a duel, Henry keeps the glove and says that he will duel him after the battle and does not punish him even though it is a crime to hit the king (good man as well as a good king)
Question for Y'all:
What is the significance of "Oh God of Battle?"(What does this speech tell you about who Henry is, not as a king, but as a person?)*
*Note that he is alone
Machiavelli Stuff
Saint Crispin's Day speech (the fewer men, the greater honor we get, the more honor, the more immortal we will be [fox])
"He that hath no stomach for the fight" can leave honorably (Henry will not fight with cowards)
Henry both appears to be and is a good man by fighting on the front lines
P.182 Henry gives the order to kill all of the French prisoners (well employed cruelty, but also potentially out of revenge for the French killing his boys [which would indicate that he is not as good of a man as he may seem to be])
Mountjoy Notes
Calls Henry "King Harry" when he comes for ransom. Why?
P.185 "No, great king" (calls Henry that twice because Henry just kicked the shit out of France's army)

Monday, November 21, 2016

Henry V Notes 11/21/16

 Act 3, scene 1
King Henry sails from England to France and attacks the city of Harfleur. King Charles is alarmed, so he offers King Henry money and his daughter's hand in marriage. Henry turns down the offer. Henry gives famous speech, "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more." Henry is being a fox once again. He mines underneath the wall and blows a hole using gun powder, and then he charges through.

Act 3, scene 3
Fluellen and MacMorris begin to fight because they do not understand each other. There is a language barrier. A sub-theme of the play is what makes a nation? Common custom and common language. We know that this play was performed in 1599 because of the chorus in Act 5 refers to the general that put down the Irish rebellion in 1599. Meanwhile, the trumpets sound and the town has sounded a parley (cease-fire).

Act 3, scene 4 (read on your own) There is an English lesson in this scene.
Princess Catherine is given an English lesson, she speaks only French. This is a comic relief scene juxtaposed with the serious parts. Important term: Juxtaposition- Two things seen or placed together with contrasting effect.

Act 3, scene 6
Bardolph has been sentenced to death by hanging. Pistol begs Fluellen to save Bardolph's life. Fluellen refuses and Pistol is angry. The news is extended to King Henry, King Henry displays no emotion even though he and Bardolph were friends but approves of the punishment.

You may use what you see in the movie in your essay, but use quotations from the book.

Euro Lit Homework

For Tuesday:
Read up to page 157
Look at hand-out over In-class writing hints