Henry 5th

Essay by Goryvlad9High School, 10th grade November 2014

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Predmet: Britské a americké štúdie a literatúra 3 Vyučujúci: Mgr. Marek Hampl, Ph.D.


"Band of Brothers" (famous Henry V's speech)

Študijný program: anglický jazyk a literatúra - výchova k občianstvu

Vyučujúci: Mgr. Marek Hampl, Ph.D.

Vypracoval: František Bohovič

Ročník: druhý Školský rok: 2014/2015

Forma štúdia: interná

After watching film called "Henry V", I decided to write something about main character, especialy his famous speech before the battle in Agincourt. It was clear that Henry V displayed remarkable leadership capabilities. He led by example, situating himself in the middle of the fighting whereas the French king, Charles VI, stayed in Paris, leaving the army under the leadership of a group of nobles. Henry was willing to innovate, recognizing, for example, the superiority of the long bow and making sure his men were well-trained in how to use it.

   In my opinion, biggest influence on English army courage and  will was the speech Henry made to his men just before going into battle.
He was talking about how happy they are that they can fight together, at the st. Cispin's day. He was equivalent to his men, calling all of them brothers, that they were band of brothers fighting for their country. He did't mention defeat, instead he mentioned God and he said that their sons will be proud of their fathers who fought in this battle. Even before speaking, Henry walks among his troops listening to what they are saying and feeling, and then positions himself in their midst to deliver his address. By contrast, the French leaders (in the Branagh movie) are shown at the head of their army, uttering confident phrases unable to be heard by any of their soldiers. In addition, Henry said he did not...