Henry V's Answer to William
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1126 Thursday, 12 November 1998.
From: Larry Weiss <
Date: Wednesday, 11 Nov 1998 14:16:23 -0500
Subject: Re: Henry V's Answer to William
Mike Jensen writes,
> Thoughts of that reality mingled with lines from Shakespeare in my mind,
> most especially lines from the "little touch of Harry in the night"
> scenes in HENRY V . What is the responsibility of the man in the
> trench? What is the responsibility of the leaders who send them into
> battle? What is the impact on those who survive, and who gets the
> credit or the blame? The promise of honor may be a motivator, but where
> is honor when all those arms and legs chopped off in battle, etc.
I wonder if the members of the List are satisfied by Henry V's response
to William about the responsibility of leaders in HenV,IV.i. I have my
thoughts, but I would be interested in what others think.