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0Examine the development of ideas and language in Henry Vs Agincourt speech This speech of Agincourt is a speech that King Henry V delivers before the historic battle of Agincourt Henry is trying to rally his forces and motivate his soldiers Henrys forces are few with little weapons and equipments Whereas in contrast to this the French forces are well equipped with a great number of soldiers The English soldiers are feeling nervous and Henry seeks to encourage them and conjure up the blood On the French side there is a lot of self-confidence optimism and boasting Henry expresses his passion and love for England and talks about honour bravery and valour in fiery oratory Henry has already prayed to the Almighty God before the battle and is hoping for the best if God is on his side which he believes Henry has already emerged victorious at Harfleur and is hoping for a similar victory Henry starts off his speech with talk of death patriotism and honour Henry begins off with these three factors as they play a vital part in battle Henry seems to have a very carefree attitude towards death He says If we are marked to die we are enow This will bring about some courage in the soldiers and take away the feeling nervousness as Henry uses such an attitude of care freeness Henry then goes on to talk about honour He twists the situation of few men in a clever way by saying the fewer men the greater share of honour He makes out as if it is good that there are few men as this then each of them will have a greater share of honour Henry also talks about patriotism as he says to do our country loss In this opening part of the speech we can see happiness pride optimism and confidence and these are the sort of things Henry wants to establish in his
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