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  1. Sep 2020
    1. thou art only mark’dFor the hot vengeance and the rod of HeavenTo punish my mistreadings

      Henry expresses his guilt from usurping the throne, and suspects his son to be the divine consequence.

  2. Mar 2020
    1. What says Monsieur Remorse? what says Sir John Sack-and-sugar? Jack, how agrees the Devil and thee about thy soul, that thou soldest him on Good-Friday last for a cup of Madeira and a cold capon’s leg?


    2. There’s neither honesty, manhood, nor good fellowship in thee, nor thou camest not of the blood royal, if thou darest not stand for ten shillings.

      Falstaff's wayward ideals are highlighted through his crooked definition of honesty, manhood -- although we can consider this a conscious joke from Falstaff, it still plays to his corrupt character that he would consider robbery a joke

    3. O, thou hast damnable iteration, and art, indeed, able to corrupt a saint. Thou hast done much harm upon me, Hal; God forgive thee for it! Before I knew thee, Hal, I knew nothing; and now am I, if a man should speak truly, little better than one of the wicked.

      Ironic -- Falstaff claims that Hal has corrupted him, shifting the blame for his lack of discipline onto someone else.

    1. I have sounded the very base-string of humility. Sirrah, I am sworn brother to a leash of drawers; and can call them all by their Christian names, as, Tom, Dick, and Francis.

      In stark contrast to his father, Hal values his relationship with the commoners, and for no reason of self-benefit, but merely out of enjoyment.

    1. An if we live, we live to tread on kings;If die, brave death, when princes die with us!

      More evidence that Hotspur's quest for glory is motivated by hatred for his adversaries.

    1. It lends a lustre and more great opinion,A larger dare to our great enterprise,Than if the earl were here

      Hotspur's obsession with chivalrous reputation blinds him to the fatal risk imposed on his men -- his ambition, arrogance and devotion to lofty ideals spells his downfall.