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Tear Jerker / Henry VI

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  • Shakespeare's Henry VI plays have, perhaps surprisingly, a lot of them — the ones that stand out for are the death of Sir John Talbot and his son in part 1 and the scene in part 3 where King Henry meets two unnamed soldiers on the battlefield — one who has unknowingly killed his father, and another who has unknowingly killed his son. (Really, though, anything Henry says in part 3 is a Tear Jerker.) Even Queen Margaret gets one when her son is killed right in front of her.
  • York being humiliated before his execution by being given a mock crowning and having his tears wiped away by a cloth dipped in his dead son's blood.