Henry IV Part 2


William Shakespeare

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Henry IV Part 2 Symbols

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In Henry IV Part 2, sickness touches every character as the play uses the imagery and vocabulary of diseased bodies to symbolize diseased spirits. Thus, as King Henry IV’s body falls prey to… read analysis of Sickness


As in Henry IV Part 1, traditional omens and prophetic signs function as controversial symbols in the play. While some characters trust in their power to foretell the future, other characters are more skeptical… read analysis of Omens