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Character Analysis in Henry IV, Part II

Character Analysis Examples in Henry IV, Part II:

Act III - Act III, Scene 1

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"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown..."   (Act III - Act III, Scene 1)

King Henry IV feels the burden of his position; he is beset by rebellion, tired, unwell, and feeling somewhat guilty. He is upset that even the "vile" of his realm can sleep in their "loathsome beds" while he—a king—cannot. When he concludes, "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown," it's probable that he regrets taking the throne from Richard II.

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