1) In Henry IV, we meet Falstaff. Do you like his character? Why does Henry hang out with him? What is Falstaff's major role in the play? Is there one particular scene that illustrates his characer best?
2) Hotspur is a remarkable character--his passion, his energy, his loyalty pop off the page/stage and pose a problem for young Harry. Yes, he is annoying too for these very same attributes. How are we supposed to react to Hotspur in the play? Look closely at the final battle in the play--what do you think is really lost and gained in the battle?