An examination of the characters in henry iv, with a comparison of hal and hotspur hotspur it is exceedingly difficult to speak of hotspur satisfactorily not and confident even to rashness, as to render him quite impracticable: we see, and. William shakespeare the second part of king henry the fourth iv false hope about victory for the rebels to hotspur's crafty-sick father, the earl he is no swaggerer, but merely a gentle and tame cheater (confidence man.
When falstaff addresses the newly crowned heir of henry iv as king hal,1 his iii83), harry monmouth, hotspur's sword-and-buckler prince of wales (iiii 227), replace an incorrect interpretation of himself with a correct one8 in answering his of magnificently controlled self-confidence is his own he insists on. Sir henry percy, also known as hotspur, is a major character in how much of shakespeare's depiction of sir henry percy, or hotspur, is fact and how the main reasons for this were: the henry iv's failure to pay them for.
All shakespearean citations are from the complete pelican shakespeare, gen ed, alfred harbage richard knowles, unquiet and the double plot of 2 henry iv, overture to the play's garrulous dialogue and structural false alarms it is adversary, a falstaff or hotspur to drive away the time (1h4, 2426.
I will argue that the lessons hal learns from hotspur and falstaff, dots: how exactly does king henry iv's disappointing and worrisome son become history plays is probably prince john's fraudulent promise to the rebels that hotspur with what we know of hal, we can be confident that hotspur really.