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During the course of his plays Shakespeare uses symbolism to portray his life time period and messages he wants to get across to the audience For example many individuals in his time were not fond of his work and his response is used in his plays in the form of symbolism Furthermore symbolism is used to enhance the meaning of what is essentially being described Moreover Shakespeare utilizes symbolism in Henry IV Part 1 to foreshadow the play and to guarantee that the Prince of Wales will shine like the sun and start a new era and become the new king like he was destined to be However Henry IV considers Hal not fit for court and Hal needs to change his mind by battling with his father in the Battle of Shrewsbury Symbolism is constantly recurring throughout the play and is reminding the audience of the final phase where Hal turns into a king In this play symbolism of the sun and the moon are brought up continuously and are related directly to King Henry IV and the Prince of Wales because of their placement in courtThe sun is often seen as symbolism that represents power and authority This is because the sun is argued to represent the king and his reign King Henry is very much connected with the symbol of the sun with respect to his ability and inability as King First the clouds that blur King Henrys light come from his own doubts about the legitimacy of his reign King Henry gathered the court to discuss the battle while Worcester interrupted him and reminded him that our own hands 1312 helped the king to become what he is now but the king responded quickly and said O sir your presence is too bold and peremptory And majesty might never yet endure The moody frontier of a servant brow You have good leave to leave us 1316-19 In this respect
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