Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Tyger (william blake) The Mentalist (patrick jane) and The Sociopath (red john) Addendum

Simon Baker in The Mentalist has a delicious acting task: on the one side Patrick Jane must be deeply good-- to love kindly, deeply, passionately; to allow others their foibles and their own path. No control freak he; babies like him and his hopes are for the good for others. He must be good that he might keep our love even while he does a great evil.
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On the other side he must invite darkness into his very self. He must mete justice within the circle of his life as he does not discern justice as belonging to God. Since diabolical evil has inserted itself into his life all else becomes trivial, as one who has lost a loved one no longer can bear the daily musings and complaints of friends and neighbors.
The darkness he invites into himself must be there to obsess, to hunt, and to kill the evil that murdered his source of love.
Question:
can /will his darkness overshadow his good?


The Sociopath
 (part 1 here) has a duality as well.
 He must appear good, particularly caring, solititous for the good of others in order to better gain trust and eventually, control.

His charm and sheep's clothing, however, are eventually, always, overcome by his selfish side, his disdain, his malevolence. A large part is about winning-- s/he will "make up" with an estrnaged love, for example, in order to be the one who then breaks up-- i.e., Wins.

After the show:
The nonchalance,
the banality, lack of empathy lack of realisation of the reality of others
of the sociopath.
Rjohn is grandly allowing
jane to move on. Redjohn is kindly giving
Patrick his life back. [[Like real life Hank Earl Carr in Tampa florida,
after his killing spree in the nineties, expansively Granting his Hostage Her Life.]]
Red John could not resist
being the one giving the last word,
the great gesture, the winner,
the better man.

Duality is the theme in much of William Blake's work.
Red John's taunting clue to Jane was from
 The Tyger.

One source to study The Tyger with links to the art of william blake and his wife is HERE.
" Songs of Innocence was published first, alone, in 1789; when the combined Songs of Innocence and Experience appeared, its subtitle, “shewing the two contrary states of the human soul,” explicitly indicated the author’s intention to pair the two groups of poems..."

Yikes. got pulled away.
listen to the song from the finale:
gary jules's versions of mad world




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THE TYGER (from Songs Of Experience)  By William Blake

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare sieze the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art.
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?
When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
1794


Duality





Finale finally here.
 first quote of the night:
"You're not the boss of me."
 by the way, it is hard to
swallow the lack of professionalism of Grace in this episode. hard to buy.


2." No Thanks." (exit. stage down...)

winner:
3.   "Can I get the Check, Please?"



Here is a post with some thoughts after the end.
and some interesting comments HERE






Real Love involves Pain

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places Worn out faces
Bright and early for the daily races
Going no where Going no where Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression No expression Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrow No tomorrow

No tomorrow
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you I find it hard to take
When people run in circles its a very very
Mad world Mad world
Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy birthday Happy birthday
And I feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen Sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me No one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson
Look right through me Look right through me And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take When people run in circles its a very very
Enlarge your world


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2 comments:

  1. Tyger tyger is a clue to what? Or is it just the psycho trying to excuse himself, see, you have to have evil so you can feel good?

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  2. there are many who describe the good and bad, the dark and light, as the balance of life. that is, one must have one for the other.
    But
    i think that is only true for this side of the veil.
    more here: http://marysbeagooddogblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/deconstruction-of-young-deer-flies.html

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