The Question and Answer section for Henry IV Part 1 is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
You kind of answered your own question!
Hotspur is rather out of the times, rash, quick to judge, and narrow minded. Hal, on the other hand, is well-rounded, well-traveled, and thoughtful. He has the ear of the common man and considers the common man friend rather than subject.
The most intriguing character in William Shakespeare's Henry IV plays is Sir John Falstaff. Falstaff is a likable character of ill repute. He is a drunkard, a thief, a liar, and a coward, but we love him, because he is also humorous, jovial,...