In Shakespeare's play Henry V, how does the title character maintain balance between the different areas of his life?
Henry V, as depicted in the play of the same name by William Shakespeare, is a complex man who must balance his authority and responsibilities as King with his personal demons, worries, and fears. Henry V is seen as a ruler struggling with the weight of the crown but also determined to win both his legacy as a dutiful King and his personal birthright, the crown of France. While acting as King, Henry V allows trusted friends to give both advice and counsel; while Henry V is convinced that his goals are worthy and justified, he fears that if he is wrong, his legacy will be tainted and his people betrayed in their trust . Beyond these fears, Henry stands alone as the King of his people, an almost deified figure who must be infallible against his enemies. Henry sees, through events such...
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