Falstaff: But to say I know more harm in him than in myself were to say more than I know. That he is old, the more the pity, his white hairs do witness it; but that he is, saving your reverence, a whoremaster, that I utterly deny. If sack and sugar be a fault, God help the wicked! If to be old and merry be a sin, then many an old host that I know is damned: if to be fat be to be hated, then Pharaoh’s lean kine are to be loved. No, my good lord; banish Peto, banish Bardolph, banish Poins; but for sweet Jack Falstaff, kind Jack Falstaff, true Jack Falstaff, valiant Jack Falstaff, and therefore more valiant, being, as he is, old Jack Falstaff, banish not him thy Harry’s company: banish not him thy Harry’s company: banish plump Jack, and banish all the world.
#what is so brutal about this scene #and tom playing hal in general #is that he was there #he knows what it’s like to have a father #that thinks you’re wasting your life #to work so hard and still see the doubts #but he also knows #what it’s like #to prove him wrong #because he did #and he finally got his father’s approval #and praise #so this part right here is fucking painful to watch #because i truly believe the emotions are from that point in his own life #when tom felt he wasn’t good enough #and that his father would never accept him wanting to be an actor #and it makes it exquisitely poignant #and brilliantly accurate
i think i’m tearing up alittle