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Who is Bardolph? his personality and also his attitude towards henry and falstaff.

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nightfox | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 16, 2007 at 7:39 PM via web

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Who is Bardolph?

his personality and also his attitude towards henry and falstaff.

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 16, 2007 at 11:59 PM (Answer #1)

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Bardolph is one of Falstaff and Prince Hal's buddies, in the days when Hal is hanging out in low class taverns (in Henry IV, Part I, for example). Bardolph is a thief, a drunk, and a coward. His face is marked with "carbuncles," which makes him the butt of jokes for the other men, and he mostly just takes it, suggesting a passive nature. His passivity is also seen in how he lets Falstaff set the story, and then goes along with it. Because he does go along with it, he's also a liar, though not a very good one.

He is eventually hanged for looting.

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