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MonkeyNotes-Henry IV, Part 2 by William Shakespeare
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KEY LITERARY ELEMENTS

SETTING

The setting is Warkworth, before Northumberland’s Castle. The second scene of Act I takes place on a street in London where Falstaff exchanges witticisms with his page. Scene 3 begins in the palace of Richard Scroop, Archbishop of York where the leaders unite to have a council of war to determine the course of events. Act II starts with a scene in Eastcheap, near the Boar’s Head Tavern. Scene 3 of Act II is Northumberland’s Castle in Warkworth where a heart-moving conversation takes place between Northumberland, Lady Northumberland and Lady Percy. Scene 4 is in The Boar’s Head Tavern, wherein the Prince and Poins disguise themselves as two lowly drawers to eavesdrop on Falstaff without being discovered. Act III begins with a scene in the Palace in Westminster. Scene 2 is in Justice Shallow’s house in Gloucestershire. Act IV begins with a scene within the Forest of Gaultree where the rebel leaders are waiting to hear more news about the royal forces led by Prince John of Lancaster. The first three scenes of Act IV take place in different parts of the same forest. The fourth scene is King Henry’s room, known as the Jerusalem Chamber in Westminster, where the King is lying. Act V begins with a scene in Justice Shallow’s house in Gloucestershire. The second scene is the palace at Westminster. The third scene setting is Shallow’s orchard in Gloucestershire. The final scene is near Westminster Abbey.

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