|Plot Summary of The History of King Henry IV, Part I|
|"Prince Hal is afraid of the heavy responsibilities that will weigh upon him when he must assume the throne of England, and he seeks to rebel against the expectations that his father has for his reign by drinking and carousing with the W. C. Fields-like John Falstaff, a drunken, whoring, cowardly knight with a devastating wit and a cynical sense of humor. While they eat, drink, and sport with prostitutes, England comes closer and closer to war. The story continues in Part II, when Hal must put aside his irresponsible youth and take upon himself the mantle of leadership as his country goes to war."
Gary L. Pullman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The History of King Henry IV, Part I|
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