Being a knight, he was expected to act in a particular accepted way, but his behavior totally conflicts with the ideals of knighthood. He has a larger than life cast, steals, and disregards honor. (Bladen, 40) He is a representation of defiance and confusion and influences the prince to rebel against his father.
He plays the role of a father figure, as he is believed to have loved prince Hal very much despite the prince blaming him for acting like a clown on the battlefield and abandoning him. He refers to the prince as ‘sweet wag’ while playing verbal games with him. (Shakespeare, XXV)
He is a grandstander and abusive as he labels his foot soldiers as”food for gun powder”. (Shakespeare, XXVI) He mocks adoration and honor because he is a lover of life. He is humorous as he provides most of the comedy in the