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Henry V Characters

Michael Williams is a soldier in the English army, a friend of Alexander of Court and John Bates. 

Rather cynical, he does not put much faith in propaganda, and admits to having no idea whether King Henry is in the right in waging his war. He has a keen appreciation for the effects of war on the actual soldiers, and thinks that the King bears some responsibility for what happens to them, though he is a loyal subject and obeys him without question. Despite this loyalty, he does not think much of the promises of great men, and is willing to fight for his doubts. On discovering that the man he pledged to fight with was the King himself, he manages to extricate himself from the difficulty by arguing that he would never have said those things to the King’s face, while not denying his charge. His honesty sees him well rewarded.

 

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