Henry V


William Shakespeare

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Henry V Symbols

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The Box of Tennis Balls

The Dauphin sends Henry V a box of tennis balls intending them to serve as a mocking symbol of Henry’s boyish frivolity, but Henry V’s reaction to the gift renders them a different symbol entirely… read analysis of The Box of Tennis Balls


Accents abound among the play’s characters and symbolize Henry V’s diverse vision of England. Though Captain Fluellen, Captain Jamy, and Captain MacMorris all speak English, each man’s English carries the distinctive mark… read analysis of Accents