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Course Hero Literature Instructor Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan provides an in-depth summary and analysis of Act 5, Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's play Henry IV, Part 1.
The trumpets sound, signaling the approach of King Henry, Prince Hal, Lord John, and Westmoreland, along with their soldiers. They bring Worcester and Vernon with them as prisoners. The king berates the two noblemen for the way they deceived the rebel forces. Worcester says he did what he thought was best and accepts his fate. The king sentences them to death. Douglas has been captured also, but the king sets him free as a reward for his valor.
If this were television, this scene would be the season finale that sets up the action for the new season to follow. Some of the rebels are dead, while others are prisoners and sentenced to die. Others—specifically Douglas—were captured but released. And as the king points out in this statement from his closing speech, he still has two sets of rebels to fight, including the mighty Owen Glendower: "Let us not leave till all our own be won."