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Battle of Agincourt, Act IV, scene iv

Battle of Agincourt, Act IV, scene iv

Scene summary: As the battle rages across the field, Pistol takes a French prisoner. The scene is comic: Pistol, who cannot speak French, tries to communicate with the Frenchman, who cannot speak English. Fortunately, the boy is present. He speaks very good French and is able to translate, though the hotheaded Pistol makes communication difficult. The terrified soldier is convinced that Pistol is a nobleman and a ferocious fighter.

Link to the complete summary and information source: "Henry V," SparkNotes - http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/henryv/section9.rhtml

Image Source: Circulating Collection, Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia. Subject: "Henry V" -- Shakespeare.

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