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...ality. Given that he is a part of both the main and sub plot, he merges the different scenes in the play, guiding the audience is able to analyze the different characters and their oblivious personalities. He also helps the characters themselves by having them understand how foolish some of their behaviour truly is. He awakens Olivia from her ridiculous and unrealistic mourning over her brother’s death, make’s Orsino realize truly how foolish he is for being love-sick for a woman who does not love him in return, and makes Malvolio look like a mad fool.
Shakespeare, William, and Sylvan Barnet. The Complete Signet Classic Shakespeare. General Editor: Sylvan Barnet. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972. Print.
Twelfth Night. Dir. Trevor Nunn. Perf. Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E. Grant and Imogen Stubbs. Fine Line Features, 1996. Videocassette.
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