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Henry VI, Part 1

When Shakespeare wrote the history plays, he was exploring power, politics, and generally what makes a good ruler. Shakespeare used England's recent and turbulent history to explore these...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2011 1:17 am UTC

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Henry VI, Part 1

The quote, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers," appears in Part II of Shakespeare's three-part play Henry VI. The context of the quote is Cade's rise to power. The quote, spoken by...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2011 2:27 am UTC

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Henry VI, Part 1

In this scene, Mortimer makes his first and only appearance in the play. He is the King's cousin, and, at the opening of the scene, is setting the stage for the audience as to his condition -- He...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2010 9:27 pm UTC

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Henry VI, Part 1

First, the Welsh rebels who appear in Shakespeare's play Henry IV, Part 1 are led by Owen Glendower. In the play, Owen Glendower, whose real-life Welsh name was really Owain Glyndŵr, joins the plot...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2021 4:46 pm UTC

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Henry VI, Part 1

Perhaps one of the reasons to write the Henry VI plays, plus the other plays in the group of history plays concerning the Plantagenets was that the Tudors replaced the Plantagenets on the English...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2010 2:25 pm UTC

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Henry VI, Part 1

Christianity is presented in this play as a force that impels characters to act in a way that relates to the Christian moral code, even when their instincts tell them to act in a different way....

Latest answer posted September 14, 2013 6:08 am UTC

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Henry VI, Part 1

Without seeing your version of Henry VI, Part I, I cannot tell if it is the same throughout. Perhaps the first page has not been included. The eNotes version of Shakespeare's play, in Act One,...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2011 11:02 am UTC

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Henry VI, Part 1

Yes, the complexities of the family tree and the rival claims to the throne during the War of the Roses are confusing at best and impenetrable at worst! The scene you actually want to look at is...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2011 7:51 pm UTC

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