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Leanne Beswick Henry V Scene 1 - France Before Harfleur King Henry in line one addresses his army as friends He does this to enforce a feeling of oneness comrades in arms These early lines give a feeling that the King does not want to give a sense of distance between himself and his subjects either by his feelings or protocol of Royal superiority Consequently he addresses his listeners in such a fashion so as to generate a feeling of everyone being a bosom of family friends King Henrys words serve to reinforce the men with the feeling that they are all acting as one all fighting for the same thing and each running the same risks of potential maiming or death from the warring foe In line two King Henry suggests that if they the living cannot defend the breach then the bodies of their slaughtered could be physically packed into this area and so protect a weak spot Whilst this conjures up macabre images I believe he is showing them that not only in life but even after death their soldiers could still be called upon to contribute towards their cause Their glory value and worth would prolong even after death King Henry speaks evocatively to the men as he describes in lines five six and seven that when the Blast of war blows in their ears The men must imitate the action of the tiger simile He tells them to Stiffen their sinews and conjure up the blood Each will hold a mental picture of a hungry tiger stealthily tightening its muscles in preparation for an instantaneous response by every muscle fibre in its body when they are called upon to be a bastion of strength and endurance in its attack on its prey In line eight Henry V asks them to hide their normal quiet nature
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