Henry V: Shakespeare’s Portrait of The Perfect King

Jankova Alagjozovska, Natka (2015) Henry V: Shakespeare’s Portrait of The Perfect King. Journal of Social and Human Sciences. ISSN 1857-9051

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The objective of this paper is to expose the Shakespeare’s formula and portrait of the perfect king as part of the British Mythology. Because of the fact that Henry the Fifth is a historical play, it is confirmed that it deals with the rise of the English and especially their pride. The aim of this paper is to show that the play is full of noble speeches, heroic battles and valiant Englishmen who paved their way to victory no
matter what the circumstances or consequences were back then. In addition, Henry the Fifth is portrayed by Shakespeare as a brave, modest and finally as a perfect Christian king. In the introduction, the
genre of the popular Shakespeare’s work is being discussed and also how Henry the Fifth is portrayed as a heroic imagery and quasi-divine figure in the English history. Afterwards, the religious side of the perfect king is being considered and in the conclusion the revelation of Shakespeare’s formula of the perfect English gentlemen can be found.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Philology
Depositing User: Natka Alagozovska
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2019 10:04
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2019 10:04
URI: https://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/22957

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