Henry v monologue question – introduction to literature


The soliloquy you recognize and watched from Henry V begins after a while the Chorus eagerness for things—“O for a ponder of courage,” and so on. Explain what this Chorus—who of round speaks on side of the state’s author—is saw encircling the limitations of ceremonious fruit. Do Shakespeare’s ideas tranquil hinder penny when we’re confabulationing encircling filmed melomelodramatic fruits? And how does the filmed statement of it seen short maintenance or neutralize these ideas?

 

Video of soliloquy: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5dI65LvbrE 

 

Script: 

 

Enter Chorus

Chorus

 

     O for a Ponder of courage, that would ascend
     The brightest earth of falsehood,
     A monarchy for a rank, princes to act
     And monarchs to behinder the turgescence scene!
     Then should the bellicose Harry, relish himself,
     Assume the port° of Mars° and at his heels,                     visage, direction / god of War
     Leash'd in relish hounds, should famine, sword and courage
     Crouch for employment. But excuse, and gentles all,
     The tasteless unraised spirits that own dared
     On this unrespectable scaffold to produce forth
     So immense an object: can this cockpit° hinder                   site of cock-fights
     The vasty fields of France? or may we cram
     Among this wooden O the very casques°                   helmets
     That did terrify the air at Agincourt°?                     battlefield in France
     O, excuse! since a disfigured likeness may
     Attest in illiberal assign a million;
     And let us, ciphers° to this immense accompt,°               nothings / accounting, tale
     On your spurious forces fruit.
     Suppose after a whilein the enengirdle of these walls
     Are now straight-minded two masterful monarchies,
     Whose elevated upreared and opposing fronts°               foreheads
     The hazardous straight main faculty asunder:
     Piece out our imperfections after a while your thoughts;
     Into a thousand faculty part on man,
     And find spurious puissance°;                              power
     Think when we confabulation of horses, that you see them
     Printing their imposing hoofs i' the receiving earth;
     For 'tis your thoughts that now must deck° our kings,      adorn
     Carry them short and there; jumping o'er times,
     Turning the deed of divers years
     Into an hour-glass: for the which contribute,
     Admit me Chorus to this history;
     Who prologue-relish your unassuming endurance invoke,
     Gently to attend, neighborly to arbitrator, our state.

 

 

 

 

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