A disguise is used for safety when a young character named Viola becomes shipwrecked in Illyria. She has been warned of the dangers of being alone in Illyria and so disguises herself as Cesario, a male eunuch and goes to work for the Duke Orsino, whom she has heard well off. The Duke accepts her service, under the impression that she is a he, and wishes Cesario to attempt to woo the Lady Olivia, thinking she will be taken in by his youthful looks. However, Viola has fallen in love with the Duke Orsino, 'I'll do my best To woo your lady (Aside) Yet, a barful strife! Whoe'er I woo, myself would be his wife'.
Afterwards, his messenger, Valentine comes back with bad news. He couldn't get in to see her. This scene brings out some important characters, like Orsino and Olivia who are the main characters in the play. The other main character, Viola (Cesario) has been shipwrecked near Illyria in scene2. She is worried that her brother might have drowned.
Once Cesario exits, Olivia reviews what Cesario has said, and begins to think of the messenger. At this point, the audience realizes what has happened, Olivia has fallen for the messenger. Even this comes as a surprise to her, she says “Even so quickly may one catch the plague?”(I. IV.281) To stand back and see what has arisen, all because of Viola’s disguise, is overwhelming and quite hard to explain without sounding redundant. To me this is the main conflict in the play. Viola is a young woman who has disguised herself as a eunuch in order to gain the employment of the Duke Orsino and falls in love with him.
In “Hamlet” Claudius the King of Denmark kills his own brother King Hamlet. Queen Gertrude who is King Hamlet’s ex wife and Hamlet Prince Of Denmarks mother later goes on and gets remarried to Claudius which is extremely awkward. Hamlet is full of envy for his Uncle’s conniving character and disgusted in his mothers sexual desire. Gertrude completely loves Hamlet but she is a frail woman who seeks affection and status rather than integrity or truth. The ghost of King Hamlet calls her his “most seeming virtuous queen” he then tells Hamlet to “Leave her to Heaven, and to those thorns that in her bosom lodge to prick and sting her.” Indicating she has reason to be found at fault, that she is not innocent.
He loses faith in his mother Queen Gertrude and in his lover Ophelia. Feigning madness, Hamlet is able to make his innermost anguish known to these two important women in his life. Still grieving at his father's death, Hamlet is shocked when his mother Queen Gertrude marries Claudius two months after the King's death. At this point in the play, Hamlet does not feign madness but is genuinely and openly melancholy. As Hamlet explains to his mother, his "inky cloak" shows his grief, but the pain is much deeper.
William Shakespeare shows us these two different types of deception in Twelfth Night. In the play not only does deception act as a quality shown in the play. It is also one of the themes in Twelfth Night that the play revolves around as Shakespeare makes it out to be by presenting the character of ‘Caesario’. In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare presents the obvious deception of the play that is Viola. Viola’s role in the play is purely based on the ideas of disguise and deception.
Borachio confesses how Don John bribed him to join in on the plan to make Hero seem disloyal. Upon hearing this, Claudio regrets his accusation and apologizes to Leonato. Leonato brings up the next bit of trickery because he tells Claudio that he has a niece who looks exactly like Hero. Claudio agrees to marry her even... ... middle of paper ... ... doubt they'd ever reveal their emotions without the trick their friend's played on them. A central theme in Much Ado About Nothing is deceit and trickery.
Viola cannot express her feelings for Orsino because Orsino thinks that Viola is a man. “She is engaged in the service of the Duke, whom she finds "fancy-sick" for the love of Olivia" (O'Connor). Shakespeare demonstrates that love is capable of causing misery by creating a love triangle in which Olivia falls in love with Viola/Cesario who is constantly bothered by Sir Andrew Aguecheek and Malvolio, who both love Olivia. During the seventeenth century when Shakespeare was writing this play, homosexuality was looked down upon by society. However, this does not mean that Shakespeare could not shed any humor into the subject of homoerotism in Twelfth Night or What You Will.
Even though Shakespeare wrote this as a comedy, there was still a mass amount of emotional pain throughout. Early on in this play Shakespeare introduces us to a character named Olivia. Olivia is an extremely rich countess, who is still heartbroken from losing her brother over the plague. Sir Toby: “What a plague means my niece to take the death of her brother thus? I am sure cares an enemy of life”.
After Hamlet’s speech about suicide and death, Hamlet describes the causes of his pain, specifically his disgust at his mother’s marriage to Claudius. Hamlet is upset with his mother’s choice in remarriage more so than the actual death of his father. As Hamlet contemplates his mother’s marriage, he cries out “frailty, thy name is woman!” (Shakespeare, I. ii. 150) Because of his mother’s actions, Hamlet sees all women as weak, frail, and untrustworthy. Hamlet goes on to explain the unreasonable timing of his mother’s marriage, stating how an animal would have mourned the loss of its mate longer than Hamlet’s mother did.