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Twelfth Night Comedy by Shakespeare and Its Effect on Other Writings

- Twelfth Night Comedy by Shakespeare and Its Effect on Other Writings While Great Expectations and Gulliver’s Travels were not written as comedy, humor is seen in them. The comedy in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night can be related to the comedy in those writings, although Shakespeare used a variety of comedic techniques, not used in either Great Expectations or Gulliver’s Travels. The comedy in Twelfth Night varies greatly from the comedy in Great Expectations and Gulliver’s Travels at times. Irony is a common comedic element seen in all three works....   [tags: William Shakespeare Twelfth Night Essays]

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Romantic Love in William Shakespeare's As You Like it and Twelfth Night

- Romantic Love in William Shakespeare's As You Like it and Twelfth Night The fickleness of romantic love is a major theme in William Shakespeare’s comedies As You Like It and Twelfth Night, or What You Will. Shakespeare’s implicit social commentary takes the fundamentally masculine perspective of romantic relationships, which argues that a clear-cut dichotomy exists between love and physical attraction. According to evolutionary psychological theory, females often tend to automatically associate the emotion of love with physicality and the physical act of sex because an emotional bond with a mate is necessary in order to establish a secure family unit....   [tags: Shakespeare You Like Twelfth Night Essays]

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"Twelfth Night" - A Tragic Comedy

- Shakespeare’s comedies have always had a distinct subtext of tragedy as shown in Twelfth Night. It teeters on the brink of tragedian literature similar to his tragedies, such as Hamlet, through the ambiguity of the main characters and unfinished resolutions. Comedies are generally morally clear- the villains and heroes are clearly defined. Twelfth Night’s characters have a layer of ambiguity stemming from their use of illusion in the form of mistaken identity. A central theme of the play is the contrast between illusion and reality and how the characters in the play manipulate their various roles for their own benefit and against each other....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Nights

- Shakespeare wrote Twelfth Nights as a comedic play on how the theme of love takes an overwhelming influence over characters actions. The play’s treatment of love began with a Duke named Orsino who is madly in love with a character named Olivia but Orsino love is cannot be reciprocated because all her love remains with her dead brother. Later in the play Shakespeare treats love as something that can be a joyful delight regardless of the reality. Olivia’s handmaiden, Maria, plays a prank on Malvolio by forging Olivia’s hand writing to write Malvolio a love letter....   [tags: Love, Twelfth Night, Debut albums, Sibling]

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The Language of Love in Twelfth Night

- ... Shakespeare shows characters of opposite sex in love, he shows characters of same sex in love, he shows family love, and love amongst friends. Furthermore, Biewer explains that, “If we talk of words in a semantic field as being similar, we can also point out that the words are distinguishable” (509). Meaning that although Twelfth Night has this central focus of love, each does not necessarily share the same component of love. One specific example of Shakespeare using psychology to differentiate degrees of love would be when Olivia proclaims that she has fallen in love with Viola/Cesario: Olivia: Unless the master were the man....   [tags: Shakespeare plays, character analysis]

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The Twelfth Night: A Happy Ending?

- There is a certain degree of expectation with the genre of comedy that despite whatever difficulties appear within the play, by the end these will be resolved and the play will have a traditional happy-ending with a marriage or a celebration in the final scene. The “Twelfth Night” is no exception to this rule. Despite problems of confused identities and sexualities, the play ends with marriage for the major characters because they “have learned enough about their own foolishness to accept it wisely, and their reward, as it should be, is marriage.”(Schwartz 5140)....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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The ‘Twelfth Night Twins’ Study

- The findings and conclusions of the Illyria Study of the ‘Twelfth Night’ Twins Separated in Early Childhood are discussed in this article. The ‘Twelfth Night Twins’ study is a project that began in 2008 whose primary researchers include A. Captain, M. Feste, B. Malvolio , A. Aguecheek, and T. Belch. The most commonly recognised ‘Twelfth Night Twins’ studies have concentrated on two aspects of human functioning: cognitive ability and personality. The conclusions of Captain et al. have been widely reported, and their participants, the ‘Twelfth Night Twins’, have been the subject of news reports about separated non-identical twins who discover their supposedly remarkable similarities upon being...   [tags: personalities, attitude, telephaty]

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Faults of Love in Twelfth Night

- Faults of Love in Twelfth Night Human emotion is a very fickle and ever changing thing that can range from fury to jubilance to depression depending on the situation the person is in at any point in time. These ever changing emotions shape the person and their identity both psychologically and physically. A person who generally resides in a more hostile environment would be more prone to having negative emotions, sometimes even in calm or benign situations. Vice versa, someone who generally resides in a benign or joyful environment can have a calmer or more positive reaction towards a hostile situation....   [tags: Shakespeare comedies, character analysis]

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Love and Desire in "Twelfth Night"

- According to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, love is defined as “strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties; attraction based on sexual desire; affection and tenderness felt by lovers; affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interest; or an assurance of love.” In William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, three different types of love are experienced: friendship love, true love, and self love. Each character experiences a different type of love, and in some cases it is not what they originally expected....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare

- William Shakespeare’s early play, Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a classic romantic comedy placed in a Christian-Pagan environment. By comparing and contrasting Twelfth Night with the movie She’s the Man, I am arguing that discrimination of the female gender in Twelfth Night is still relevant today. Shakespeare plays are known as being universal; his plots and characters are just as alive as they were in the late sixteenth centuries. By 1601, Shakespeare had already written A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, and As You Like It....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, Boy]

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Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare

- Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare was performed at the Whole Food’s rooftop on the night of September 30th by Present Company. Directed by Joseph Garlock, the play was well received by adults and children alike. The success of the play was achieved particularly through the play’s execution of stage techniques, community engagement methods, and unique character portrayals which increased the entertainment aspect of the play and facilitated understanding of the play’s plotline. Through stage set techniques, characters were able to manipulate space and make the play more engaging for spectators through establishing closer actor and audience interactions....   [tags: Theatre, Actor, Character, William Shakespeare]

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Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare

- The play, Twelfth Night, written by William Shakespeare was originally written and intended to be performed by males. Twelfth Night developed as a center of discussion for homosexuality and homoeroticism, which are presented in the play. This is seen between the characters, Antonio and Sebastian, and Viola. As seen in the play, a lady called Viola also disguised as Cesario. To survive in Illyria, Viola decided to act as a male to be able to secure a job as a eunuch for Duke Orsino who she later developed feelings for....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Homosexuality, Transgender]

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Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare

- In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare portrays several characters in a controversial way. Some witty characters are portrayed as foolish, and some foolish characters are portrayed as witty. In the beginning of the play, Sir Andrew and Malvolio are presented as smart people; however, as the play progresses, the audience is exposed to their foolish sides. On the other hand, Sir Toby and Feste are portrayed as fools, but as the plot develops the audience acknowledges their wisdom. Malvolio and Sir Andrew’s foolish sides are exposed because of their gullible nature, while Feste and Sir Toby’s wisdom is revealed through their insightful remarks and brilliant prank ideas....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare

- Shakespeare is a famous writer of many plays, such as Twelfth Night. Twelfth Night is a romantic comedy that takes place in Illyria and incorporates several songs throughout the play. Shakespeare normally assigns the singing roles to characters of lower class and minor personalities, such as servants, clowns, rogues and fools. Major characters never usually sing unless they are in disguise or in distracted mental states. In Twelfth Night, the Fool, who is also known as Feste is in charge of all the songs and he uses music to effectively portray the truth and reality beneath all the acting in the play....   [tags: Love, Romance, Interpersonal relationship]

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Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare

- Examining Viola's Character in Twelfth Night "I may not be a lion, but I am a lion's cub, and I have a lion's heart" . These words are said by one of the most celebrated and authoritative women in the 16th century Elizabeth I. Even though the authority was at woman's hands at that time, a dominant woman was unnatural in the society itself. The presence of such a powerful female figure creates an interesting situation for dramatists and playwrights in terms of depicting women's status at that time....   [tags: Character Analysis, Authority]

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Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare

- William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night promotes the idea of living in the moment. This lifestyle based on Carpe Diem brings happiness to some characters, as it did with Sir Toby Belch, Sebastian Roderigo of Messaline and Feste the fool. Through their experiences and actions, this play demonstrates the influence and impact this theme can have on their lives. Time ceases to elude them, as they utilize every second in each instant that passes them by, while they give no thought towards the future. While life can be a burden on some people, Sir Toby uses Carpe Diem to eliminate stress and cause joy and entertainment for him....   [tags: Carpe Diem, Impulse]

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

- In William Shakespeare’s play “Twelfth Night” the alleged Puritan Malvolio is the unpopular rigidity, hypocritical and gullible steward made to look a fool by those he has humiliated (Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, Maria, Fabian and Feste) which appeals to the audience. Malvolio is more the victim of his own psychic propensities than he is Maria’s gull, as his own beliefs appear to engineer his downfall. In Suzann Collins trilogy the “Hunger Games” the down to earth “pure” President Snow obtains those exact qualities of Malvolio....   [tags: character analysis, puritan malvolio]

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

- In the comedy Twelfth Night written by William Shakespeare many of the characters experience emotional pain. The pain that a character name Olivia experiences is the death of her brother, causing her to mourn. Malvolio who is Olivia's steward is involved with emotional pain caused by humiliation, which occurs more than once in this play. Lastly, a great deal of characters battle with the feeling of unrequited love. Even though Shakespeare wrote this as a comedy, there was still a mass amount of emotional pain throughout....   [tags: emotional pain, olivia, viola, plague]

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Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare

- Often times in society, people have a set image of what roles specific people should have, especially when it comes to men versus women. The love between men and women is often a complicated position to be in and the way society places gender roles on people does not make it any easier. In the play Twelfth Night, Shakespeare utilizes character’s romantic relationships in order to portray the standards that society places on gender roles. Shakespeare uses the characters Olivia and Viola to show how women are often given gender roles, showing that women can have power over men, and that women have the ability to be strong and fight for what they want even if it means breaking a few rules along...   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Transgender, Woman]

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Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare

- In Shakespeare 's well known play Twelfth Night, which takes place somewhere in Illyria, Lady Olivia is an independent, powerful, wealthy but single woman; the sudden deaths of her father and brother has left her in sadness alone in a big castle to herself. She has her relative Sir Toby Belch who was still around and visited her. Orsino, a duke, has a huge crush on her and is trying to have her to himself. Meanwhile, the jealous steward Malvolio who also has a crush on Lady Olivia, is a guy who is full of himself and acts like he 's king, he forgets where his place is sometimes....   [tags: Love, Romance, Want, Interpersonal relationship]

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Deception And Lies Of Deception

- We are all encouraged at an early age to tell the truth. We can better our lives with this single rule, as well as maintain a trustworthy image. However deception and lies creep into our lives constantly. Deception has been called a terrible, abominable thing that we as humans do. But deception is only regarded in that single sense. However, there is always two sides to a story. Deception, defined in the English language, is the act of failing to admit that something is true. This knowledge is installed into many children at a very young age....   [tags: Lie, Truth, Human, Deception]

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William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

- William Shakespeare wrote a satirical comedy, Twelfth Night in the 16th century. The date is not for certain but it was right around the same time he wrote Hamlet. Twelfth Night is widely famous today for being a Transvestite comedy meaning characters are cross dressing. William Shakespeare’s, Twelfth Night, plunges into a state of widespread misperception and disorderly behavior, the power of love rescues the unruly characters from the chaos and restores order to their lives and to their kingdom....   [tags: 16th century satirical comedies]

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William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

- ‘Twelfth Night’ or ‘What You Will’ by Shakespeare is seen as a comedy for various reasons. However, on many occasions, this play is almost categorised as a tragedy because of the different situations that the killjoy figure has to endure, through the use of mockery. Because of this, critics find that there is a very thin line between the categorisation of the novel and therefore see ‘Twelfth Night’ as both comedy and tragedy despite the fact that the audience and Shakespeare call this play a comedy....   [tags: Elizabethan plays and comedies analysis]

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Music in Twelfth Night

- Critics call Twelfth Night one of William Shakespeare’s most poetic and musical plays. Shakespeare writes poetic lines for the major characters, Viola, Orsino, and Olivia, and gives the Fool, and other minor characters, songs to sing throughout the play. The particularly romantic lines of the play make it seem as if the characters are professional poets themselves. Shakespeare also uses the music and poetry in Twelfth Night to foreshadow what is going to happen for the rest of the performance and to reveal major themes in the play....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare]

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The Types Of Lies : Prosocial Deception

- Lying is when you purposely tell someone something you believe or know is false. If you told someone something you thought was true, but then it ended up being a lie, you simply have just given false information. Lying is obviously not an ideal thing to do, but sometimes it may be necessary. Here are the four types of lies. Prosocial Deception: This type of lie is probably the nicest type of lie, in my opinion. This lie is told to achieve some good by telling a lie that will enhance or help the person that is being lied to or lied about....   [tags: Lie, English-language films, Tell, Deception]

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Twelfth Night

- In Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and in Molière’s The Imaginary Invalid, two ladies are presented, that are not necessarily the leading protagonist, but they help unravel the plays’ plots into something amazing. Twelfth Night features Maria, the lady in waiting to Olivia. At first Maria comes off as a dilettante, later on we find out that’s not the case at all. Meanwhile, in The Imaginary Invalid, there is the disputatious Toinette, who is the maidservant and nurse to the imaginary invalid himself, Argan....   [tags: Literature, Shakespeare]

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Twelfth Night

- In Shakespeare’s play, Twelfth Night or What you Will, the characters are involved in a plot complete with trickery, disguise, and love. Each character is defined not by his or her gender or true identity, but by the role they are forced to take because of the complicated situation that arises. Unlike their gender, the speech the characters give an insight to their true personalities. In the Twelfth Night, the character Duke Orsino uses flowery and over-dramatic language, long poetic sentence structure, and melodramatic metaphors to display his overemotional romantic nature despite the different emotions in his various speeches....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare]

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William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night

- Typically Shakespearean comedy mirrors the Early Stuart veneer of instruction, thereby “work[ing] through [the performance] to its own logical end,” (Frye, 1957) which, by distinction, must necessitate Frye’s New World. Twelfth Night strongly employs a similar cyclical structure that defines an insincere conclusion, levered to impose contemporary social hierarchy. By proliferating Aristotle’s, “great chain of being,” the bard shackles his conception of Twelfth Night – and crucially the characters involved- to the very same distribution - dictating a predetermined resolution....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Love, Marriage, Plot]

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Disguises and Mistaken Identity in Twelfth Night

- Mistaken identity and disguise are important aspects of comedy in Twelfth Night that stand at the forefront of the play’s comedy. Not only are mistaken identities and disguise evident within the main plot of the play but also in various other situations. Sexual confusion amongst characters, subversion of gender roles and farcical elements through stagecraft all effectively contribute to the dramatic comedy genre. However, it can be suggested that certain elements of Twelfth Night are not interpreted to be purely comedic; Shakespeare has incorporated serious and controversial subjects such as the idea of genuine love, the patriarchy of the time and the cruel gulling of Malvolio....   [tags: literary analysis, disguise, shakespeare]

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Analysis of Malvolio in the Twelfth Night by Shakespeare

- The character of Malvolio is treated too cruelly for Twelfth Night to be classed as a comedy. Malvolio is constantly humiliated and has some of the major elements of a tragic character. The revenge served to him is extremist and is not an equal reaction to his behavior. Malvolio's puritan nature and extreme unwillingness to be social with his peers upsets certain characters more than others. Sir Toby and Maria show carelessness for his person as he has a strict adherence to rules, contrasting with their blatant disregard for rules and discipline this is conveyed through the line “Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?” Sir Toby mocks Malvolio's pur...   [tags: play, revenge, behavior, irony]

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Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

- In the play Twelfth Night Viola’s disguise is a prime example of Feste’s line in the play “nothing that/ is so is so” (4.1.6-7). Everything is not as it seems, this is shown through Viola’s disguise as “Cesario” which causes issues of mistaken identities throughout the play. Viola’s disguise becomes a problem for the Duke, Orsino because he actually trusts her, and believes that she is truly a man. Another character who is affected by Viola’s disguise is Malvolio. Malvolio is used as the messenger of love between Olivia and Cesario....   [tags: Viola, literary analysis]

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Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

- Doesn't everyone want someone to love, someone to care for you as much as you care for him or her. Someone who will keep you company in lonely times or who will act as if your brains are tuned into the same wavelength. Share an inseparable bond and grow old with. Love is a very powerful emotion and can be misused because it is thrown around too casually, and be swept up in it very quickly like Viola is with Orsino when she says,” Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs, actions and spirit, Do give thee five-fold blazon: not too fast:
soft, soft!
Unless the master were the man....   [tags: story, character and literary analysis]

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Sexuality in Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

- In Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, the young Viola, having once lost her brother in a shipwreck, realizes that dressing up as a boy herself is the best way to continue living and thriving and looking for him. This play shows how much respect Shakespeare had for women more than ever, as Viola can do anything that a man can do. In addition to that, the serving-woman Maria proves herself perfectly capable of tricking Malvolio, enough so to make everyone in town to think he has gone completely mad. Both of these women are headstrong and sure of themselves and just itching to prove to the men in the play that none of them can think of themselves as better than the women....   [tags: Viola, LGBT, women]

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William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night

- Defying the Norms One of the most controversial topics all over the world includes gender roles and expectations in the society. This has been argued even before the Renaissance and is still being discussed in temporary time. Many people have questioned society’s expectation of men and women, including William Shakespeare. He has written many plays, but the one that defies society the most is Twelfth Night. In this play, one of the main characters, Olivia, is viewed as a strong and independent woman....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Transgender]

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William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night

- William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night has many cases of mistaken identity. The characters use their hidden identity to find truth and declare love. In Twelfth Night the main characters of Violas gender identity reveal a nature of sexual identity. Violas constructing identity, manipulation and power will be used to fool several characters. As a result, both Olivia and Orsino will be seduced by a visual perception of Cesario who in reality is Viola through the ability of crossdressing. Even though this situation can cause many problems the author uses gender identity to imply that distinctions between male/female are not as absolutely firm as the viewer might think....   [tags: Gender, Gender identity, Love, Heteronormativity]

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William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night

- Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare is considered to be one of his greatest romantic comedies, and has been praised for his cunning and witty use of disguised identity. Taking place in a land known as Illyria, the romantic comedy centers around the protagonist, Viola, who disguises herself as a male for her safety after a shipwreck, in which she assumes her brother has died. While working in the house of Duke the Orsino under the name Caesario, she falls in love with him, and also wishes to win the affections of the Duke, who is desperately in love with the Countess Olivia....   [tags: Love, Emotion, Romance, Unrequited love]

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William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night

- Love hides all faults. It is spoken of as making people blind to the truth that it staring them right in the face and this common in many plays. Twelfth Night is no short of that statement. With more than two love triangles and marriage or engagement of two couples it seats many different ideas in perspective of what is really “Love” and its effects. Desperation, determined and pushy make light of the true terms of the love triangles between that of Viola, Duck Orsino and Countess Oliva. Each wanted to have their way and when approached by other they would be a different hunter and prey....   [tags: Gender, Man, Gender role, Love]

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William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night

- Love is an essential human desire. Once it is caught, dramatic, unexpected changes in ones life occur. Protecting the people one loves is a natural instinct that cannot be controlled. William Shakespeare demonstrates this in Twelfth Night through the relationship between Antonio and Sebastian. Furthermore, Viola continues to ensure the happiness of Orsino is met even if that means sacrificing the happiness of herself. Also, love is evident when one pays attention to, and dedicates himself to the small details in other peoples lives....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship, Romance]

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Festivity in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

- The perfect lives that make up the routine of the Illyrian citizens portrays a society in which enjoyment, and personal gain are held in utmost priority. Shakespeares mocks the passivity of the Illyrian lifestyle to explain to the audience that excess of such festivity has negative side effects such as ego and lack of true love. He expresses that the pursuit of expression and truth in itself invokes enjoyment. Sir Aguecheek mirrors the uncertainty of a person through lack of self-confidence and the desire to openly reveal his true self when lamenting “Is it a world to hide virtues in?” (1.3.131)....   [tags: historic, character and story analysis]

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William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night

- Love affection Recently, I’ve been reading an intriguing play, Twelfth Night, which was written by William Shakespeare. What interests me most is the fact that there are a lot of love interests and people are always influenced facing different love situations. Duke Orsino is greatly attracted to a gentlewoman called Olivia. However, despite his attempts to court her, she rejects his approaches as she claims to be in a period of mourning for her dead brother which has been going on for seven years....   [tags: Love, F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night

- In Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night the great bard uses humor and mistaken identity not only to poke fun at romantic stories of “perfect love” and the foolish behavior of the aristocrats, but also to reveal man’s anxieties surrounding courtship, gender performance, and love as a whole. The portion of the play I have chosen to analyze are lines 188-256 in Act 5 scene one when Sebastian enters the stage and discovers Viola alive. The siblings give information about themselves to determine each other’s identity before Viola finally reveals herself to be female, allowing the farce to come to an end and the characters to return to their normal roles....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Gender identity, Transgender]

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William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night

- Lady, you are the cruel’st she alive If you will lead these graces to your grave And leave the world no copy. (1.5.222-224) Viola’s remark to Olivia accentuates the concept of doubling in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, in which it is used in many ways, including in plot lines, motifs and characters. This essay will examine the ways in which these elements are intricately intertwined and similar to one another and the implications of them in the play. Viola and Sebastian are the most obvious pair in the play, being twins, and so indistinguishable from each other that when Sebastian crosses paths with Olivia for the first time, she mistakes him for Cesario/Viola and marries him....   [tags: Gender, Gender identity, Gender role, Transgender]

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William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night

- In Twelfth Night the reader learns a lot through mistaken identity and the effects it has on human behavior and Relationships. We can best see this impact on the characters Olivia, Orsino, Viola, and Antonio. What the reader learns is that mistaken identity can cause Suffrage, and conflict through confusion. These effects end up showing the ultimate theme in the story in which love ultimately ends up causing suffrage. In the play the reader knows that the hidden character viola who plays Orsino causes a lot of mischief and suffrage in the play....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship, Romance, Thou]

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William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night

- 1. A. Shakespeare is known for writing in blank verse. While similar to iambic pentameter, blank verse does not rhyme. Shakespeare’s style of writing still puts emphasis on certain syllables like iambic pentameter does, but sounds more natural because the verses do not all rhyme. B. In the play Twelfth Night Shakespeare places an emphasis on identity that raises questions about homosexuality. Since homosexuality was not widely socially acceptable during Shakespearian times, it is extremely interesting that Shakespeare chose to make such a statement regarding sexuality....   [tags: Sociology, Gender, Social class, Tartuffe]

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William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night

- “Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them” William Shakespeare wrote this quote in his play Twelfth Night, and it is an accurate description of how I feel about writing. Some people are born being great writers; some work hard to achieve their goal of becoming a great writer; others have great writers as mentors who help them become great writers themselves. I fall under the last category. Writing did not come easy for me, but through the help of my English teacher in high school, writing become not only easier for me but also a hobby that I enjoyed....   [tags: Writing, High school, Essay, Writer]

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The Outcome of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

- The Outcome of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare The ‘Twelfth Night’ written by William Shakespeare in the Elizabethan era, is a dramatic comedy enriched with a great deal of hurt to accompany scandalous behaviour and shocking deceptions. The comical elements of this play are those which contribute to Elizabethan humour. The principal characters are of a high social status, making any disruption to their life humorous. The main characters are part of the whirlwind of unrequited love and mistaken identity, which when together are hazardous....   [tags: Papers]

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Deception Is A Fundamental Human Behavior

- Lying the action, we love to hate, but love to do. Secrets, lying, cheating are actions people actively and repeatedly find themselves engaging in. Characteristics of deception are quick to be demonized. The disclosure of any type of dishonesty is viewed as the severest act of betrayal a person can commit to another. Deception is deemed to be the villain in all relationships, the one thing that will destroy any relationship. However, contrary to belief, deception is a fundamental human behavior that maintains intimate relationships....   [tags: Deception, Lie, Interpersonal relationship]

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The 's Talk : Function Of Self Deception

- Triver’s Talk: Function of Self-Deception Triver’s Talk The talk that I attended that was presented by Robert Triver was “The evolution of self-deception”. I personally thought that this talk was very informative. Although the talk was very informative, Trivers spoke in a way that captivated his audience, and allowed us to better understand the topic. Triver brought fresh ideas to the attention of his audience. Self-deception ties back to psychology in the sense that it is a mental state performed by a person....   [tags: Deception, Lie, Truth, Self-deception]

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The Role of Malvolio in Twelfth Night

- The Role of Malvolio in Twelfth Night The main storyline in Twelfth Night is love between Cesario, Orsino, Olivia and later on in the play Sebastian. Malvolio’s part in the play is a backdrop situation separate from the main story. He brings a level of both humour and sympathy to the play. Malvolio is one of the main sources of humour in Twelfth Night. In the later part of the play a different side of him is exposed. Malvolio is Olivia’s steward and his job is to manage Olivia’s house; he is her chief servant....   [tags: Papers]

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The Aspects of Love in Twelfth Night

- The Aspects of Love in Twelfth Night The main theme in Twelfth Night is love. It is announced at the beginning of the play ‘If music be the food of love play on’ and from this you know that love will be a main aspect in Twelfth Night. In Elizabethan time ‘love’ as we know it today was very different. You could not love anyone outside of your social status, marriages were almost always arranged on how the social status could improve the current standing of one partner i.e....   [tags: Papers]

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An Overview Of Deception Literature

- An Overview of Deception Literature Deception is an under-researched and often contentious subject in the world of psychology, with most emphasis being placed on deception detection. Most researchers use the terms “deception” and “lying” interchangeably. Some find it comparable to “manipulation.” Deception has been defined as “an agent act[ing] or speak[ing] so as to induce a false belief in a target or victim” (Hyman, 1989). It is a tactic used to achieve personal gain or an advantage over another....   [tags: Lie, Deception, Interaction, Person]

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As You Like It and Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

- Shakespearean subtext has been of interest for centuries, to professional scholars and English students and Shakespeare fanatics alike. To most, the subtext is just as important as the writing itself, and this is understandable. Two plays in particular—As You Like It and Twelfth Night—rely significantly on subtext. The audience’s interpretation is based entirely on what is shown to them, including the subtext, and this is on both the playwright’s and the actors’ parts: how it is written, and how it is played....   [tags: phoebe, sebastia, viola]

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Othello - Compared To Twelfth Night

- &quot;She loved me for the dangers I had pass'd, and I loved her that she did pity them&quot; (Othello, I.iii 166-167). William Shakespeare’s tragedy &quot;Othello,&quot; is pervaded by a dominant theme, one of love. Othello, the Moor of Venice falls madly in love with a woman named Desdemona. They marry and are very happy together. Othello and Desdemona face many trials during the course of their nine-month marriage. The most notable one occurs when Barbanzio, Desdemona’s father accuses Othello of getting his daughter with witchcraft....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Twelfth Night 's Inspiration And Consequenting Inspiration

- Twelfth Night’s Inspiration and Consequenting Inspiration Stranded on the island of Illyria, Shakespeare’s Viola puts her hope in a plan to become the boy Cesario. Viola “Conceal me what I am, and be my aid For such disguise as haply shall become The form of my intent.” (Shakespeare Act I, scene ii, line 53) Disguise, masquerade, opposite of intention; in many ways, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is the authority on concealment. At the turn of the 16th century, the distinguished comedy depicts twins Viola and Sebastian lost at sea....   [tags: Literature, Fiction, Romeo and Juliet, Novel]

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Twelfth Night or What You Will

- Twelfth Night or What You Will With Twelfth Night, Shakespeare provides us with an extravagantly farfetched and thoroughly entertaining romantic comedy. He goes to all extremes to make this play unpredictable and unconventional, while staying within the boundaries of earlier romantic comedy enough to make this his most exaggerated, supreme romantic comedy. In an age where popularity for romantic comedy had already greatly dwindled, Shakespeare did everything possible to make Twelfth Night his grand finale of this particular genre of festive, lighthearted comedies....   [tags: Papers]

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The Bittersweet Comedy of Twelfth Night

- The Bittersweet Comedy of Twelfth Night Twelfth night is a name commonly given to the Christian feast of the Epiphany which is celebrated on the 6th of January. On this day we remember the coming of the Magi and the taking down of decorations which is a sad occasion for many but also a happy occasion as new times are beginning. Twelfth Night is a romantic comedy, and romantic love is the play’s main focus. Despite the fact that the play offers a happy ending, in which the various lovers find one another and achieve wedded bliss, Shakespeare shows that love can cause pain....   [tags: Papers]

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

- Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare The complex plot - full of mistaken identities, misdirected passions, high comedy, low tricks, and unexpected poignancy - begins as a ship, carrying the identical twins Viola and Sebastian is wrecked off the coast of a fictional country, Illyria. Viola is washed ashore on this alien coast and becomes convinced that her beloved brother is dead. She learns that she is near the home of Olivia, a young countess who is also in mourning, for her recently dead father and brother....   [tags: Papers]

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William Shakespeare 's ' Twelfth Night ' And ' Romeo And Juliet '

- In the play ‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ William Shakespeare explores three different aspects of love. According to the oxford dictionary the definition of love is a strong feeling of affection. The plays that William Shakespeare has written definitely adhere to this definition. These three aspects of love are true love, self love and friendship love. Many characters in these plays are tangled in a web of love and they are oblivious that they 're feeling and emotions towards other characters are not real....   [tags: Love, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare]

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

- Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare When Shakespeare wrote the story, Twelfth Night, what did his title mean. This play is often referred to as a "festival" comedy, which means a comedy that is specially designed to take place on a festival or holiday. In this case of the "twelfth night," the feast of epiphany, or the last day of the Christmastide events, was his way of letting you figure out when this took place. The phrase "what you will," is another way of saying, "as you wish," or to give the play's title any name you wish, as long as you understand it....   [tags: Papers]

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

- Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare Twelfth night is a comedy play written by William Shakespeare. The entire play revolves around love and ideas of love. The very first line of the play tells us that love will be the main feature: ‘If music be the food of love, play on’. Shakespeare delves deeply into the different facets of love, and explores how each facet is totally different from each other although they all revolve around the same thing: Love. Many facets of love are explored through respective characters in the play, which combine feelings and emotion to bring the idea of love to life....   [tags: Papers]

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare: The Jocular Struggle in Life

- Shakespeare, known for his observations of humanity, creates the Twelfth Night story-line based on love. Regardless of whether love is blind or foolish, it gives humanity a purpose to live for. Akin to a wrapped up present eager to be opened, love is the cryptic feeling that motivates young doters to experience this emotion. However, this infatuation eludes the characters in Twelfth Night from seeing what dolts they have become due to this feeling. While the characters struggle through their quest to find love, the audience becomes aware of the foolishness and comedic nature of human struggles....   [tags: morality, mistress love, viola]

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

- Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare First impressions of Twelfth Night can be deceiving as on a simplistic level it can be portrayed as a typical Shakespearean comedy. However, Twelfth Night is a mixture of both romantic comedy and tragedy. The romantic comedy elements can be found throughout the play as its structure is based on a typical Elizabethan style, it has escapism with magical settings and happy endings, as is 'Midsummer's Night Dream'. Also Twelfth night has unusual names such as Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek, this type of humour is also used in 'Midsummer's Night Dream' in the form of Bottom....   [tags: Papers]

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An Unusual Perspective of Hierarchies in Twelfth Night by Shakespeare

- ‘Twelfth Night’ or ‘What You Will’ falls into the subgenre of festive comedy as the spirit of the festival turns the normal hierarchies of the social sphere upside down and unacceptable behaviour becomes acceptable (as established by Barber in 'Shakespeare's Festive Comedy'). The character Feste attacks authoritative figures during the days of the Christmas period. As Feste can be seen as a mock mayor he often makes absurd declarations aimed at Olivia and Orsino as he points out that Olivia's excessive mourning is over-indulgent and ‘fool[ish]’ and notes Duke Orsino's extreme moodiness when he compares Orsino's mind to an ‘opal’ that changes colour....   [tags: comedy, mockery, festivity]

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

- Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare When Shakespeare wrote the 12th night the social mores were very strict. For example servants were not allowed to woo their masters but in the 12th night these rules of society were corrupted for example. Olivia loving cesario but Olivia doesn't realise that cesario is really a man and that links with cesario because she was a very wealthy woman but in an instant she becomes a servant also she is in mourning for her brother but now she is very joyful and in love....   [tags: Papers]

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The Drive Of Love : William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night

- The Drive of Love In Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, love, fancy, and wonder drives the characters world to change. If the presence of love, fancy, or wonder wasn 't there, no one would do anything. There would never be the resolution in Act 5, Scene 1. In comedy, the play starts in chaos and then progressively changes into a resolution, humorously coming to the end result. The moment of resolution is when the disguise of Viola/Cesario is lifted. When Viola’s true identity is shown, everything suddenly makes sense to the other characters....   [tags: Sociology, Gender, Heteronormativity, Mores]

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A Streetcar Named Desire and Twelfth Night: Comparative task

- Blanche is Stella’s eccentric sister, she comes to Elysian Fields for help because she has gone through a traumatic period and is struggling with who she is. Malvolio is is a typical brown nose, he will do anything to gain favor of Countess Olivia. However those opposite characters explore the same themes.Through their roles in Twelfth Night and A Streetcar named Desire, Malvolio and Blanche both undergo unrequited love and downfall but because sympathy is created for Blanche both characters have an opposite effect on the audience....   [tags: creative writing, love, downfalls]

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Twelfth Night, As You Like It by William Shakespeare

- Many details of Shakespeare’s person life were left a mystery for which we as readers must wonder if his plays and sonnets give clue. When going to a Shakespearean play one will find the experience in its self, is one of love, loss, and tragedy. People would come from all around to feel the way Shakespeare wanted the audience to feel. He wanted to express his life and his way of thinking through his art which was dramatic writing. Shakespeare expresses his love through his plays such as Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Hamlet and many others through his use of wit, humor and dramatic talent....   [tags: mystery, antonio, sebastian, sonnetes]

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

- Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare The first character we are introduced to in 'Twelfth Night' is Orsino, a count of Illyria. We learn in this first scene that he is in love with a beautiful woman named Olivia by reading his two speeches at the beginning. However, as the play progresses we learn that Orsino is a very self-indulgent character with set ideas about love and what should follow. This is wrong in the first place, as love should come naturally and have no rules, but Orsino is very clear in his mind about 'love' and convinces himself that he is in love with Olivia....   [tags: Papers]

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

- Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare The idea of courtly love based in Shakespeare's 'Twelfth night' involved a woman being put on a pedestal and worshipped from a distance like she was goddess who could not be attained. Only by very long devotion and lots of trials could a man get this kind of woman. The woman quite often appeared to be both cruel and fair. Courtly love was a sexless kind of love and was more idealised. Therefore in reality men much like Orsino almost certainly treasured the idea of love more than anyone else....   [tags: Papers]

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The Pain and Suffering of "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare

- Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night revolves around a love triangle that continually makes twists and turns like a rollercoaster, throwing emotions here and there. The characters love each another, but the common love is absent throughout the play. Then, another character enters the scene and not only confuses everyone, bringing with him chaos that presents many different themes throughout the play. Along, with the emotional turmoil, each character has their own issues and difficulties that they must take care of, but that also affect other characters at same time....   [tags: salingar, orsino, olivia, viola]

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Theatrical Tradition of Transvestitism in Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

- The Elizabethan Era is considered to be golden age in English poetry, music, and literature. William Shakespeare uses the theater as a place to display the latest styles in clothing, poetry and music. Clothing plays an important part in Shakespeare’s plays. Clothing helped the audience understand the character and components of clothing are mentioned literally and metaphorically in several of his plays, often used as a plot device, and used in appearance versus reality. Queen Elizabeth I did not change the fashion right away; she waited until she had been queen for a while....   [tags: elizabethan era, fashion, english poetry]

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Manipulation, Deception, And Lying

- Question 2: Manipulation, Deception, and Lying Manipulation, deception, and lying all happen in everyday lives. This paper will distinguish between manipulation, deception, and lying and why these ethical wrongs depend on the intention and not on the consequences. To outline the paper, the first section will distinguish between manipulation, deception, and lying. This section will also show how the three work together in order to formulate an ethical wrong. The next section will discuss how manipulation, deception, and lying work together to gain some type of benefit....   [tags: Lie, Deception, Truth, Propaganda]

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Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night : If Music Be The Food Of Love

- Shakespeare wrote in The Twelfth night: “If music be the food of love, play on.” Music, at it’s core, was always about emotion- Joy, sorrow, Elation, Dispair- However, in the classical era of music, music was reliant on the voice; The Voice was considered the only instrument effective enough to convey emotion; One line, one staff in whatever shape it took- An individual voice, and an individual tone. Linear, in it’s shape- These were the forms the music crafted by Mozart and Haydn were born from- However, with Beethoven, he does not see a melody as a line, no, he saw music as a storm of emotion; Like a storm, it leaned into itself, folding and swirling....   [tags: Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]

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Twelfth Night - There is More Than One Way to Love!

- Many people know what love is, the strong affection that one feels for another. But there are numerous different kinds of love. Shakespeare expresses diverse degrees of love in his play Twelfth Night, especially through his main characters. For example, Lady Olivia seems to not be able to let go of the one she loves, Cesario and seems dreadfully desperate for him. Similarly, a very egotistical love is shown through the character Duke Orsino, who insists that he cannot love any other woman than the Lady Olivia when it is obvious that he loves being in love, rather than loving Olivia....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night Love

- What is love. In William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night love is nothing more than another disguise. It is an illusion that fools everyone. Orsino, Olivia, Sebastian, and Viola do any of them find love in the end. No, they find nothing more than a disguise, an illusion of love. By analyzing each of these characters, their thoughts and feelings of, and their experiences with love throughout this play, we can determine that in the end, none of them have found true, genuine love. Before we can analyze the characters in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night we must have a working definition of love....   [tags: Love, Romance, Interpersonal relationship, Lust]

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Deception, Betrayal, And Defensiveness

- Throughout chapter nine of Bridges Not Walls, the concepts of deception, betrayal, and defensiveness are all explained with a more in depth approach that I had never thought of before. These three concepts are all different, but they can all be tied together in many situations. “Deception can vary from blatant lies to indirect actions such as exaggerations and false implications.” At some point in life, all of us are subject to being involved with some type of deception. In communication, it takes two people in a conversation to co-construct a lie....   [tags: Lie, Deception, Interpersonal relationship]

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Twelfth Night Essay: Appearance vs. Reality

- William Shakespeare's, Twelfth Night has many themes, but appearance vs. reality is the theme that illustrates a different picture from two perspectives, there are many characters behind their masks and disguises. Some are hiding love behind these disguises and some are trying to show their love through a different disguise. They both still being servants are using disguise differently. Malvolio, servant of Olivia, falls in love with the trap (the letter) thinking his lady likes him, and to show his love he uses a different appearance to express it....   [tags: Character Analysis, Synopsis]

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Twelfth Night: Malvolio iIs Miss-understood

- “Twelfth night” was the name given to the last day of the Elizabethan Christmas festivities; they were celebrated everywhere at the time. In the Christian calendar, “Twelfth Night” is known as feast of Epiphany. It is the remembrance of the three kings that came to the stable in Bethlehem with their gifts of gold and other valuables for the birth of Jesus. “Twelfth Night” was sometimes given the title “Malvolio” when it was performed or “what you will”. This is because Shakespeare had turned a character into a memorable individual....   [tags: Shakespeare]

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William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

- William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Twelfth night is a play written by Shakespeare. It is a comedy about messed up love lives (Orsino, Olivia and Viola’s love triangle), hidden identity, revenge and being selfish. That is what this essay is about, the selfish characters being selfish and how it affected them. The selfish people in the play are, The Duke Orsino, Olivia, Malvolio and Sir Toby. They thought that they could always get their own way but being selfish makes you look like a fool....   [tags: Literature Analysis, Classics]

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William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

- William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's most famous comedies, involving complex plots, which result in hilarious outcomes. The main plot of Twelfth Night tells of Count Orsino's efforts to woo the Lady Olivia who does not return his affection. Instead, Olivia is smitten with Orsino's servant Cesario, unaware of his true identity. Cesario is actually shipwrecked Viola who, believing her brother has drowned, dresses up as a man to work for Orsino....   [tags: Papers]

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