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Da local style of henry da fourt

Da Local Style of Henry da Fourt

As da directa of dis play, da kine, Henry da fourt, I jus' like say dat get some real kine signifimacant passage and charactas. You guys read da one by da king himself, Act 1, Scene 1, where he stay talkin' to Westmoreland? For one ting, the relationmaship between him and Hal, Hal and Hotspur, and lastly, of him and Hotspur is expressamized. And we all know dat dese peoples and their relationmaships are choke important so ho'olo'he real good. Try wait, let me read you da passage like Shakespeare wrote em, then I explain what everything means and how fo act em out, then I give you da local style version dat we goin do.

KING: Yea, there thou mak'st me sad and mak'st me sin

In envy that my Lord Northumberland

Should be the father to so blest a son, 80

A son who is the theme of honor's tongue,

Amongst a grove the very straightest plant,

Who is sweet Fortune's minion and her pride;

Whilst I, by looking on the praise of him,

See riot and dishonor stain the brow 85

Of my young Harry. O that it could be proved

That some night-tripping fairy had exchanged

In cradle-clothes our children where they lay,

And called mine Percy, his Plantaganet!

Then would I have his Harry, and he mine. 90

But let him from my thoughts. What think you, coz,

Of this young Percy's pride? The prisoners

Which he in this adventure hath surprised

To his own use he keeps, and sends me word

I shall have none but Mordake Earl of Fife. 95

I stay tongue twisted but das ok, we goin start now. Who was da one who play da king? Was you, yeah, Mokes. Let me tell you dat you one very big important playa hea. You da main man. You goin be givin dis speech with plenty emotions goin on behind dat face of yo's. You know why, yeah? Cuz you talkin bout yo son, Hal, who you figa, goin stay da low life dat he is and neva become one good boy like yo nephew, Hotspur. You see, as da king, you "See riot and dishonor stain the brow/Of my young Harry"(85-86) and you "In envy that my Lord Northumberland/Should be the father to so blest a son,/A son who is the theme of honor's tongue"(79-81). In other words, you jealous dat Hotspur is one good boy, but Hal isn't. More worse, you even wish Hotspur was your son instead of Hal and maybe they was switched at birth, by sayin, "some night-tripping fairy had exchanged/In cradle-clothes our children where they lay,/And called mine Percy, his Plantagenet!/Then would I have his Harry, and he mine"(87-90). Now dat is da ultimate parental insult, which makes you one pretty bad dad. By sayin all dis stuff, you implyin da relationmaship you have wit yo son hardly exists since you guys no seem fo agree on how to act. You stay disappointed with him yeah, cuz he hang out in da bars with da losers when he should be preparin to someday to be da king of England.

You figa that Hal knows his pops, da king, you, Mokes, is all disappointed in him and dat you like Hotspur mo betta. So dis creates waves between Hal and Hotspur. And da waves not calm, lapping on da reef kine waves, but then, they not tsunami kine either. More like just crashing each other here and there. You catch? Okay, so you understand how there is dis conflict between them that was created by da king himself, pretty much. Laters in da play, dis conflict is reflected on since they end up fightin each other. Da whole passage kinda foreshadows dat something like dat would eventually happen between Hal and Hotspur.

Lastly, da relationmaship between da king and Hotspur. These two create one confusing one. See, in dis passage, mokes, you stay all nice about Hotspur since you wish yo son was like him. But den afters, you try make the Percy ohana under yo powers so they plot one revolt against you. So its kinda like Shakespeare was tryin fo create one good image, then created one conflict fo build one climax and plot.

So here is our local style of da section since Shakespeare's kine, no can understand sometimes. Also, I change da names because us locals no have name like Hal and Hotspur. Instead, they goin be Holomua and Ha'aheo.

King: Ho bra, it makes me sad

To think that I stay fealous of

My own nephew, Ha'aheo.

He so honorable, prideful, da

Best of da best. And I see my own son,

Holomua, as kolohe, one rebel. Maybe,

when they was born, they was

Switched with each other,

And that makes Ha'aheo my

Son, for real...

Ah, forget it. So what you figa?

Ha'aheo says ge get da prisoners

And he going give me Lono, Earl of Mililani...

Ok, when Mokes stay givin dis speech, Westmoreland, who dat? Das you yeah, Boy? Westmoreland's local name is Komohana. Ok Boy, you just goin listen up to da king. You act all good, no be stupid or else da king might get mad and you no like dat. Mokes and Boy, you goin be hot because you wearing da 'ahu'u'la. Also, you guys goin be standin in da hot sun talking. So just be talkin to each other and no look at da cameras. Maybe you guys can stand under da palm trees over there, but da shadows make em look funny. Just stand in da sun and talk to each other then.

So you all see, dis passage reveals heavy stuff since da charactas all stay some of da mainest characters in da play. Even their relationmaships plays one important role in what going happen in da story. Funny how just dis one little speech mean so much. Shakespeare was one smart man fo be able to do that yeah.

Hawaiian Notes/Translations


kolohe=trouble maker, playful

ohana=family, clan

Ha'aheo=pride, haughty



Mililani=town in Oahu


'ahu'u'la=feathered cape

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