The Book of Iue

Goliath's legs were rotting and their axes cut easily into the flesh. The climb up his corpse was dangerous, but not one man was lost. David and Jonathan lead the score of troops, with hempen ropes connecting them to each other. As they traversed up the leg, they only encountered a lone Philistine who slept … Continue reading The Book of Iue

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Shakespeare’s Henry V: The common man’s role in history, war and politics

The selected passage is taken from the very beginning of Act 2 of Henry V. It is directly after Henry V has declared war on France, and ends as Nym and Ancient Pistol draw irons. The Chorus invokes an enthusiastic response to the story’s progression, encouraging and guiding the audience’s emotional response to the events … Continue reading Shakespeare’s Henry V: The common man’s role in history, war and politics