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Henry V's Answer to William
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1126  Thursday, 12 November 1998.

From:           Larry Weiss <
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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.
 

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