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    Twelfth Night Essay: Olivia's Denial

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    After first reading Twelfth Night I was puzzled at Olivia's denial of Orsino's hand in marriage and her subsequent desire for Cesario. After considerable thought and research, I intend to propose and support the argument that Olivia is not being simply "coy" towards Orsino, nor does she desire Cesario because he/she is attracted to him/her. She denies Orsino because of her refusal to marry a man of higher rank and desires to marry Cesario because he is a man of lower rank. Olivia wants to give the

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    Plethora of Fools in Twelfth Night Folly is one of the main weaknesses in Twelfth Night with a number of characters portraying their own strange foolish ways. Feste is the professional fool; he is the most noticeable fool and is very quickly recognised by the audience as an intelligent man. Orsino and Olivia are really foolish because of the decisions they make but they are regarded as intelligent. The biggest fool of all is Olivia's steward, Malvolio. Feste was obviously the most

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    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

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    Viola In Twelfth Night

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    Viola: Main character, Viola disguises as her twin brother Sebastian so she can cover for him whilst he is London playing music, she also does it so that she can playing on his schools soccer team (Illyria). Viola becomes Duke Orsino’s roommate and falls in love with him but cannot go out with him as Duke is under the impression that she is a guy. Duke doesn’t really like Sebastian but a plan to show how much of a ‘man’ he is by having ‘hot chicks’ come and flirt with him causes Duke and his friends

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    Churchill). Truth be told, Sir Andrew’s equation does not consist of enduring enthusiasm. But Sir Andrew is a man who is very well acquainted with the people of Illyria and the modern readers of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night as an unintelligent, craven and arrogant fool of a knight who would absolutely not find any success if he were to live in 2014. It is very clear to anyone that Sir Andrew Aguecheek was put in Twelfth Night to comically please Shakespeare’s audience. His foolish, yet leech like

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    and deception has numerous effects: it gives way to ironic humor; it is used to explore characters and relationships; it develops a strong connection between the main plot (with Viola, Orsino, Olivia, and the others) and the sub-plot (involving Sir Andrew, Sir Toby, Malvolio, and Maria). The following piece from Twelfth Night proves how Shakespeare successfully communicates these elements. The scene involving Viola and Olivia outlines this; the essence of the play. ('I prithee, tell me what thoust

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    Identity

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    A book is simply a compilation of related words which the author, a linguistic craftsman, expertly places and strings together with specific intent; a web of lies is nothing but a bundle of words which the trickster weaves to obstruct the mental senses of the deceived. And yet, the inversion or even the slight variation of those same words allows for the reversal of black and white, and lies can subsequently become truth. Further, this language alteration allows the masks and disguises assembled

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    Feste is a jester, clown or fool who moves between the homes of Olivia and Orsino. During the Renaissance, monarchs and some noble families had fools or clowns in their households as entertainers- to sing, make witty observations and play practical jokes. Shakespeare usually includes at least one clown in most of his comedies. This is how Feste earns his living, along with giving other characters shrewd advice. Despite being a professional fool, Feste often seems the most intelligent person in Twelfth

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    that they were written into the play just to be foolish and make the audience laugh. This is similar to Feste’s, the allowed fool, role in Twelfth Night. However, Feste also sings songs to the family and had thrown an unappreciated party. Sir Andrew Aguecheek can also be quite the fool, for instance he uses the word ‘methinks’ in line 82 of Act 1, Scene 3; "Methinks sometimes I have no more wit than a Christian or an ordinary man has." Olivia and Hero also can be compared. They are the leading

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    William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, which is commonly believed to criticize society’s romanticized idea of love, demonstrates that even though love may seem unachievable, it is still possible to find it even in the most unlikely places. Shakespeare illustrates this idea in Twelfth Night through the characters Antonio and Sebastian by subtly suggesting that Antonio and Sebastian are more than just friends. It is Sebastian’s physical beauty that attracts Antonio to him, which leads him to devote himself

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