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In Shakespeare's Henry V, Act IV, Scene 1, what is Michael Williams' (one of King Henry's soldiers) personality and what role does he serve in the play?

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Henry V's anonymous walk among his men is a tremendously important part of the play. Henry hopes to hear that his men follow him faithfully and believe the invasion of France is just.

 

 Williams, however, is obsinate in his questioning of the king's motivations and sense of moral responsibility. When stating that the king is responsible for the men who will die for his cause, Henry attempts to, but cannot effectively refute the argument....

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