Monday March 8, 2010
• In Shakespeare dictionary, find 2 words that have interested you...and go to External Links &
Resources (Shakespeare Searched) and look them up. Does the term throughout the play, mean
the same thing or does it start to change throughout the play?
• Which character is the one who says the word the most?
• End of Henry V (set in Medieval England)
• Henry later calls ceremony a wrench
• *The battle – what rhetorical strategies did he use to motivate his men (not the governor)?
• Act 3.4
• Issues of lineage (the past) – they must prove their place in the present by honouring the
• Call up the animal nature (imitate the actions of a tiger)
• Act the part – fake it till u make it
• Doing this for England (proto-nationalism/loyalty to kingdom)
• Reorganization of social rank (their actions can demonstrate their rank, instead of their
• “Be a man!” - So a guy who doesn't rouse up to battle has just been disowned by his
family, he becomes a liar to his mother.
• St Crispen's Day Speech (Act 4.3: 18)
• Foul papers: Dot jot notes on how Henry works on the imagination of his men to rouse them
to this battle? What rhetorical strategies does he use in THIS situatio