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Henry V Warfare Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Act.Scene.Line)

Quote #10

KING HENRY
If
thou would have such a one, take me. And take me,
take a soldier. Take a soldier, take a king. And what
sayest thou then to my love? Speak, my fair, and
fairly, I pray thee. (5.2.171-175)

This is weird. Why does Henry try to pass himself off a simple soldier when he tries to woo Catherine? (We already know that he's anything but.) As Henry insists over and over again in this scene that he's a "soldier," we begin to think that he approaches his pursuit of Catherine with the same kind of dogged determinism that he approaches warfare.

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