Kate and Henry

Henry's capital demand.

Big Predictable but Important Questions!

1) What has Henry learned from his dissolute, vile participation that has helped shape his leadership and character in Henry V? Can you be specific with examples that manifest his heroic or flawed traits?

2) What of women in the history plays? Phyllis Rackin, a Shakespeare scholar, has observed that Shakespeare makes women "anti-historians" in the history plays. What might this comment mean? Is history or historiography gendered masculine in the plays? How do women write themselves into history?

3) Have you been seduced by Harry too, like Katharine (if she was at all)? Was she wooed or did she win the battle with the King?