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The King's Speech: A Rhetorical Analysis of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I

@inproceedings{Sweat2011TheKS,
  title={The King's Speech: A Rhetorical Analysis of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I},
  author={Chance Sweat},
  year={2011}
}
Recent scholarship has explored the “Machiavellian” actions of Prince Hal in Henry IV, Part 1 ; yet the classical rhetorical pedagogy of Renaissance Britain suggests that the speeches in the play lead to a transformation in Hal that is antithetical to the emergent understanding of Hal as a great manipulator. Falstaff uses the ruse of rhetoric instructor in order to construct a classical rhetorical argument for his own ends, and Henry IV gives a passionate yet formally adept (and classically… 

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