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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.
In CliffsNotes on Henry V (the final play in Shakespeare's political tetralogy), you once again meet young Prince Hal who is now the ideal Christian monarch, King Henry V. To retain power and increase revenue, he finds he must lead his soldiers in battle against France to reclaim land and titles.
A character study on King Henry V and a close look at sixteenth century politics shed light on the Bard's intentions for the play. You'll also explore synopses of the three related history plays that lead up to Henry V. Count on CliffsNotes on Henry V for detailed summaries and commentaries on every scene to help you appreciate the complexity of the play.
Other features that help you study include
- A list of characters and their roles
- An interactive quiz
- Essay topics and review questions
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Table of Contents
Life of Shakespeare.
Background of Henry V.
A Brief Synopsis of Henry V.
List of Characters.
Summaries and Critical Commentaries.
Character Summation: King Henry V.
Sixteenth-Century Political Theory.
Questions for Review.