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Henry V
Henry V
by William Shakespeare
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The Governor

Character Analysis

The Governor of Harfleur is, you guessed it, the Governor of Harfleur. In the play, Henry's forces blow a giant hole in the town's walls (3.1), but the Governor doesn't surrender until after Henry threatens to let his soldiers rape the town's "fresh, fair virgins," impale all the "flow'ring infants" on spikes, and bash in the heads of all the old men (3.3). Yikes!

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