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How Do Hal Hotspur and Falstaff Regard Honor It was just him and me He fought with honor If it werent for his honor he and the others would have beaten me together They might have killed me then His sense of honor saved my life I didnt fight with honor I fought to win In I Henry IV William Shakespeare agrees with Orson Scott Card that one may fight smarter when they only have to defend their life Hal Hotspur and Falstaff are three characters who have different ideas for gaining honor Their search remains for great respect brought on by special merit These three men all think honor is important for respect and power but the question remains what sacrifices and risks on the battlefield are they willing to take to find it Hotspur views honor as something he wants and will risk much for honors sake Sharing his thoughts with his father and uncle Hotspur explains his search for honor as something very easy for an honorable person like him to find By heaven methinks it were an easy leap To pluck bright honor from the pale faced moon Or dive into the bottom of the deep Where fathom line could never touch the ground And pluck up the drowned honor by the locks So he that doth redeem her thence might wear Without corrival all her dignities 13206-213 Hotspur believes it is easy for him to gain honor because he is brave enough to outperform other men in battle on the judgement field Throughout the play Hal the heir to the English throne doesnt care about honor or anything except his enjoyment I am not yet of Percys mind the Hotspur of the north he that kills me some six or seven dozen of Scots at a breakfast washes his hands and says to his wife Fie upon this quiet life I want work24104-8 Here he mocks Hotspur for how hard
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