Monday, February 7, 2011
In Henry IV prince Harry is struggling to earn the love of his father, King Henry. King Henry wishes that Hotspur was his son instead of Harry who is known for canoodling in taverns, drinking with criminals and conducting himself in a way not fit for royalty. Seeking his fathers approval, Harry decides that it is time to change, he promises he will abandon his unprincely ways and vanquish Hotspur in a battle to earn his father's love. Drafting his tavern friends Harry joins his father on the battlefront as they face the eruption of a civil war. In the battle at Shrewsbury, Harry bravely saves his father's life and finally wins his father's love and approval. Harry also defeats Hotspur as a final effort to earn king Henry's affection. Everyone searches for love. It is human nature to want to be loved. This love is not always in the form of romance. A parents love is something every child deserves to have, that Harry did not. To answer the question, Harry does not set a limit on what he will do to have his father's love. He changes his life, joins the army and defeats his enemy, all in the name of love.