British Lit

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Characters in British Literature have a certain way that they develop throughout the stories. British Literature heroes all have a certain quest or obstacle that seems almost impossible to do which they have to, and actually do complete. Some examples are how William Shakespeare develops Henry V in the play Henry V , how J.K Rowling develops Harry Potter throughout the Harry Potter series, and Beowulf in the poem Beowulf. Each character has their own individual personality that sets them apart, Henry is a brilliant, focused and fearless newly crowned King of England, Harry is a young wizard known for being loyal and extremely brave, and Beowulf a great warrior because of his great strength and courage.

Henry was the young new King of England. He was a person who was committed to the responsibilities of kingship. In the book, The Dauphin taunts Henry for his youth by sending a gift of tennis balls. Henry then states "When we have match'd our rackets to these balls, we will, in France, by God's grace, play a set." Henry means that we will invade France and we will win the battle in France. Henry finds out that there was a conspiracy to kill him. The people trying to kill him were three traitors working for the French. He then orders that the three traitors shouldn't be forgiven, instead they should be executed. King Henry and his troops arrive in France, and find that they are outnumbered five to one at the Battle of Agincourt. The night before the battle he finds out that his troops are a bit nervous and scared. In the morning, he prays to God and gives a influential, inspiring speech to his soldiers. Henry delivers an inspirational speech to motivate his soldiers, and get them pumped up to fight. The most inspirational part of the speech is the ending, "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers, For he to-day that sheds his blood with me, shall be my brother be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition, And gentlemen now-a-bed in England, Shall...