Function Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

Henry is a history professor who decided to spend a week at his aunt’s estate because she needed the help while one of her actors had gone away, but he admittedly finds the entire thing stupid. People dressing up, pretending to fall in love, and being so trite are beneath him, so he spends the vast amount of his time reading books and ignoring people. He can be straightforward and somewhat blunt, refusing to participate if he thinks things are too ridiculous, and unable to act differently from how he feels. In truth, he cannot figure out how to convince Jane of the strength of his true feelings for her until he points out the facts—both of them are rubbish at acting, so it’s obviously true that they genuinely feel something for each other. He looks after her and uses rational methods to solve her problem; when she says she cannot ride astride on a horse thanks to her “getup,” he just rips the skirt so she can throw her other leg over the horse. He likes Jane because she is refreshingly authentic and true to herself, and dares to be unconventional and live according to how she feels. But the strength of his own feelings for her surprises him, and only comes out under pressure, when he becomes angry about how others are treating her.

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Henry is “rigid and proper,” disapproving and concerned with appropriate behavior. He doesn’t like it that his aunt’s husband tries to hit on Jane and is pleased that she dumped him on his posh backside. He doesn’t like to demean himself by acting insensible among the others or faking having a good time. He disapproves of the stable boy “leaving Jane” alone in a thunderstorm, with the implication that he dislikes his behavior. Henry dislikes the fake “falling in love” going on around him, and doesn’t want to participate in it. He shows disapproval around the pool when the other guys are going on about the ladies and what fun it is to manipulate them. Though somewhat stern and condescending of the atmosphere at first, Henry also admits that he enjoyed it as a “return to a simpler and more peaceful time.” He likes comfort and pleasantness and to avoid conflict.