Project: Analysis of the character of Falstaff though examination of his utterances
Project: A systematic and organized analysis of Shakespeare’s character of Falstaff (Lokian, the Hanging Man, the Old Fool) though an examination of his utterances and interactions, first in Henry IV, pt. 1, and then in other of Shakespeare’s plays, for the purpose of showing a) how action (of which utterance is a species) reveals, presents, and creates character and b) how what is said can denote what is there.
Why Falstaff? Because he’s fun, strange, weak, etc.. Mostly because he appears to be fully-realized, as one says, and Shakespeare is the master of such fully-realized characters.