Extroverted Sensing (Se): Prince “Hal”
lives a pleasurable life, devoted to wine, women, and “base company,” according
to his father, who is ashamed of his wanton, pleasure-seeking ways. Over time,
as Henry becomes more acquainted with his responsibilities, his interests shift
– to war, to battle, to proving himself, and to making a mark upon the world.
He remains impulsive, however, eager to experience all life has to offer. Henry
conceals his true identity to walk among his men in the field, a risky
endeavor. He falls in love with his “fair French cousin” almost upon first
acquaintance, for her beauty.
Introverted Feeling (Fi): He is
passionate and a little idealistic, trusting his ability to read people, and
reacting in the moment. Henry goes to war over an insult from the French
dauphin! He needs neither the approval of friends nor his father, in his endeavors,
so long as he believes them to be right. Over time, Henry develops a deep
internal belief in the “rightness” of his kingship. He is swift to know his own
heart, but so uncertain of his words, he asks the French princess to tell him
what way might woo her. And, he takes a kiss, because he feels it is right,
regardless of French customs.
Extroverted Thinking (Te): His father
complains at his lack of work ethic and follow through, but once Henry puts his
mind to a task, he uses force and objective means to attain it. Once insulted
by another soldier, Henry challenges him to a later fight, if his foe “dare
reclaim” his glove. He laughs it off later, after a brief challenge to his
blowhard soldier, proving that insults don’t matter so much to him as he thought. His response to insult is war. His
reaction to a beautiful maiden is… why, marriage, for an alliance!
Introverted Intuition (Ni): Though
Henry spends his younger years “without virtue,” once he becomes king, a
philosophical mood sets upon him. He starts to see the bigger picture for his
kingdom, and its future. He believes a greater world can come about, through
his influence – in a sense, in his own divine destiny.
I’ve had this little blog for so long. I’ve seen and made posts about so many things regarding BC’s career and his public life. I’ve posted about him promoting Star Trek in Japan, I’ve covered three setlocks, I’ve seen him go to TIFF twice, I’ve made posts in real time from the two times he went to the Academy Awards – the second time as a nominee and with his entire family. I’ve seen and posted about the filmings of The Imitation Game, Black Mass, The Hollow Crown and Doctor Strange. I’ve seen Hollywood discovering him through a villain in a Star Trek movie, I’ve seen him becoming an Emmy winner, an Academy Award nominee and a superhero.
I’ve seen Benedict conquer so many things, always with this little blog of mine.
This past week, due to a possibility of me not having any more free time, I thought about closing it. Giving up one of the things that I love the most due to a ‘’sacrifice’’ I have to make so I don’t suffer because of others people’s mistakes (too personal to talk about it here, sorry).
But I can’t. I can’t close this blog. I gave all of me here. This is the place I used to go when I had no one to hold me. This blog is like a child to me. I created it and I saw it grow and turn into this beautiful thing that it is now.
And I’m so so so proud of my work here.
I’ve spent the latest three years here, posting every single day, and I regret nothing about it. All by myself. I never had anyone else to help me out to make my edits or gifs.
I love this little blog of mine. So much.
Thank you for all the love and support, I wouldn’t be here without you.
Sensing (Si): Henry IV,
unlike his son, is rooted in the tried, true, and familiar. He takes the
responsibilities of the realm seriously, and carries previous experience,
traditional beliefs, and expectations for the future based on his understanding
of the past, into every decision he makes. His concerns mount the longer his
son remains “in poor company and idleness,” because he begins to fear his son
may never change, or become what the realm needs. Henry sometimes becomes
caught up in the minute details of things, and is reluctant to commit to any
course of action without much time to contemplate.
Thinking (Te): He wants to accomplish things. Henry values a good
work ethic. His son’s “playing” around bothers him, because it shows a lack of
serious commitment to the ruling responsibilities of kings. Henry corrects
others’ statements, and relies on objective logic to problem solve. He’s
interested in having solid reasons for action. His focus mainly lies in the
duties, responsibilities, and tasks of being a good, efficient monarch. A man
with a sharp tongue…
Feeling (Fi): … he doesn’t
hesitate to lament his son’s failures, or wish aloud that another, more
virtuous boy were the prince instead. He needs no affirmation or encouragement
in his emotional state, but refuses to hide his true feelings, either. Henry’s
own strong sense of duty guides his decisions, and makes him annoyed at others
who do not share his inner convictions.
Intuition (Ne): The future
worries him. How could it not? It is unknown. And his son may or may not improve
himself! He dislikes war, for it has uncertain outcomes. On occasion, Henry
delves into symbolism or multiple perspectives, but is far more content to deal
in the here, and now.
Ричард II и Генрих V… Ричард был похож на Иисуса, когда умирал, неплохой ход постановщиков… Короли сражаются и свергают друг друга, чтобы обладать кровавой короной… 1 сезон довольно занимательный, а если учесть то, что сценаристы придерживались шекспировских исторических пьес, это вообще волшебно… Смотришь сериал…и все монологи и диалоги представляют собой не прозу, но стихи… Мои ушки испытывают оргазм, когда слышат такие речи…
Saved up for this Shakespearean treat, and it arrived today, hurrah! Looking forward to watching all of these (especially lovely David Tennant as Richard II). I wonder how they compare with the BBC Hollow Crown versions from 2012…