August 24, 2013

Uneasy Lies The Head That Wears A Crown

Essay : [Uneasy Lies The Head That Wears A Crown]

English Essay on "Uneasy Lies The Head That Wears A Crown"

Uneasy Lies The Head That Wears A Crown

Points Introduction – A responsible man has very little time to think for himself.

The saying occurs in Shakespeare’s drama, Henry IV. This comes out of the lips of Henry IV, King of England, who in spite of his vast wealth and great might, is unable to have a wink of sleep because he is overburdened with distressing thoughts about kingdom. As king of his country he is responsible for looking after the well being, safety and undisturbed life of his people. But when he finds that this is being shattered by forces he is unable to cope with he is full of remorse. So, he cannot have the balmy sleep which even his insignificant subject is enjoying.
This brings to us very clearly the difference between a responsible man and a man who has no responsibilities whatsoever. A really responsible person has very little time to think for himself. He is all the time concerned with the comforts and well being of those who are dependent on him. A poor man can beg from door to door, cook his food, eat it and then fall into sleep and snore. His life is an undisturbed one save for his own belly. For he is not concerned in any way with others as he has nothing to do for
But the case of a man on whom others depend is quite a different one. His sense of duty for his dependants is such a burden on him that he can neither ignore it nor avoid it. He is, therefore, bound to forget all about himself and devote himself heart and soul to do his best for them. Because the mother knows that the life of her small child depends upon her tender care, she passes her night sleeplessly whereas the child sleeps soundly. Because the husband knows that he is responsible for maintaining his wife and children, he has to leave his comfortable bed and go out to the dangerous sea to earn money to feed them. The anxiety which makes the head of a family restless is scarcely shared by his sons and daughters. The anxiety of the head of a state, when there is a natural calamity or war, can never be adequately realized by an ordinary citizen.
From what has been said above, it will be perfectly clear that the, more responsible is a man the more are his anxieties and the less are his chances for personal Comforts. The head that wears a crown of responsibilities thus lies ever uneasy.

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