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  • Head Over Heels For Olivia
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    THE TRUTH BE TOLD Being deceitful is just another way to say that someone is being dishonest. I think it is safe to say that dishonesty is a common trait of everyone in the world. Everyone has been dishonest in their life to benefit himself or herself in one way or another. I myself have been dishonest with people such as my parents whether it was to stay out later or to go to a party. Dishonesty plays a large role in Twelfth Night where the characters seem to be constantly deceiving each other....
  • Orsino Duke Of Illyria
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    Shannon Stewart Period 2nd 12/11/00 Book Talk Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare (1600) Main Characters: VIOLA- The sister to Sebastian, young, beautiful, and nobly born. ORSINO- Duke of Illyria, Olivia is the nominal object of his affections, but she clearly and repeatedly states that she does not love him. OLIVIA- A countess who resembles Orsino in several ways. Like the duke, she is wealthy, attractive, and nobly born. MALVOLIO- Steward to Olivia, belongs to the servant class and he firmly ...
  • Olivia And Viola
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    Viola Viola is one of Shakespeare's most charming and admirable heroines, and certainly the most sympathetic of the major "serious" characters (Orsino, Olivia, and herself) in Twelfth Night. Though she's forced to disguise herself as a page, for safety's sake, she's apparently as well-born as Olivia is - the daughter of Sebastian of Messaline, a highly-placed nobleman in his own land. She's also very attractive physically - which can be inferred from the fact that even in male attire she's grace...
  • Imitation Of Ignorance The Play Twelfth Night
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    An Imitation of Ignorance The play Twelfth Night encapsulates what it meant to be a man and women throughout the 16th century. The roles of each gender were set in stone, and one could not publicly cross over under any circumstances. During Shakespearean times women were not even allowed to portray themselves on stage, men played their roles instead. In my opinion Shakespeare uses the play to show the hypocrisy of the status quo that held people from expressing their true identity. Twelfth Night...
  • Love With Cesario
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    William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night depicts the trials and faults of several characters' loves. There are many downfalls and unrequited loves, and the story basically ends up in a confusing love triangle. He especially shows the many quirks of Orsino in his quest for winning the true love of Olivia. In this play, the reader can easily understand the many mistakes that Orsino makes in love. For a majority of the play, Orsino is very oblivious to the fact that Cesario is actually a woman. Viola, d...
  • Viola And Sebastian Wind
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    Analysis Of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night' Essay, Research Analysis Of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night' Analysis of Twelfth Night William Shakespeare, arguably the most important writer in all of English literature, is certainly the most influential playwright of the English Renaissance. Born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon in rural northern England, he was the son of a middle-class glove maker. Competing against such illustrious company as Christopher Marlowe and Ben Johnson, Shakespeare quickly bec...

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