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As the battle between England and France draws nearer the plays point of view begins to alternate between the English and the French sides and Act II scene iv is the first scene in the play that the audience gets the French point of view Although the French are discussing together for the preparation of the war in the scene there is divergence in each characters opinion which shows that there are different attitudes of the character the French king the Dauphin the Constable and also the Duke of Exeter as an ambassador from England The French King is an experienced and couscous character in the scene He repeats the word fearand uses the word fatalin line 13 which shows that he is concerned and fearful of the battle He treats the invasion as a great danger due to the old defeats such as Grecy battle which he recalls it as our too-much memorable shamein line 58 in addition he is prudent and wise in his estimation of Henry as he says think we King Harry strong On the other hand the Dauphin the heir to the French throne is arrogant and he is not sensibly optimistic or wise He is over-confident about the battle as he says let us do it with no show of fearin line23 He also encourages and urges the king to face up the English ambassadors bravely as he says let them know of what a monarchy you are the headand calls English ambassadors as Coward dogs He frequently talks to the Constable and the King mocking and underestimating the power of England and King Henry For instance although he agrees that defences musters preparations should be maintained assembled and collected as were a war in expectation he also tells them that extra defences on the French forts are unnecessary because English were busied with a Whitson Morris dance To the Dauphin Henry is still the vain giddy
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