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no but, Henry V.
I just saw a graphic that put him into Gryffindor….?!?!? (not reblogging it because I don’t really want to bother the author of the graphic since it is really not something worth arguing about because everyone can have their opinion) But…. there are really really few shakespearean characters that embodies slytherin traits as much as Henry V does…?! which gryffindor traits can you see in him? the fact that he’s semi-good in a sense? the fact that he leads armies?!
this Ravenclaw would disagree with that characterization of Slytherin ;)
DID SOMEONE MENTION THE ETERNAL WRONGNESS OF GRYFFINDOR HAL
because it is eternally wrong and my single biggest pet peeve with THC fandom
#mythmaking 601 as taught by henry plantagenet, #best slytherin or best slytherin?, #the one that actually gets people to like him, #i mean wow, #there are a lot of great shakespeare villains but they always lose, #by being REALLY TERRIBLE PEOPLE, #hal is just as cunning and ambitious but he gets that whole people should identify with you and want you to succeed thing, #morally ambiguous but never muahahahaha eviiiiil, #my doomed yet wholly triumphant bb
I like to reblog Sorting photosets out of general principle, but I just can’t with the ones that peg Hal/Henry V as not a Slytherin
(but especially a Gryffindor)
#hal is the most perfect slytherin to ever plot his way into power, #NO AND THEN YOU PRETEND TO BE A WASTREL SO THAT YOUR FUTURE COURTIERS WILL UNDERESTIMATE YOU, #everyone will be so impressed by your miraculous reformation that you’ll seem absolutely amazing, #and they’ll fall under your sway and contribute to the image that you’ve deliberately constructed all the more easily, #FOR GREAT JUSTICE, #hmm total gryffindor amirite
I was thinking about this discussion and I had to dig it out again because there’s no sorting sin as big as gryffindor!Hal.
/relevant to recent blogging
Tom Hiddleston as Prinse Hal / Henry V (The Hollow Crown)
Thank you very much! And I’m so glad there are others <3
(I don’t talk about Lear at all, I don’t write about it, but I love it a lot)
Everyone fill out your brackets here for IDES OF MARCH MADNESS! Then we will know once and for all which Shakespeare play is The Best, concluding several centuries of debate.
Oh boy oh boy oh boy, do I have a lot of feelings about these!
Goddammit make me choose between Henry V and Richard II, why don’t you? I mean, in some ways it’s easy, it’s Richard, but my faaaaandoooooom.
I am afraid I’m gonna be legitimately annoyed if Richard II doesn’t win its round ;)
you managed to put henry V and richard II against each other in the beginning. that’s pure evil.
Hamlet vs Lear??????
push off a cliff: oh wow umm so, so many options. the world would probably be a better place if someone had pushed Edmund of Gloucester off a cliff, though I like him a lot :P
marry: uhhhh honestly nobody springs to mind, I love Hal dearly but no. Maybe Titania?
set on fire: the cast of Hamlet. >_>
be roommates with: Celia from As You Like It! I bet she’d be super nice.