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  • Scene Three Sir Toby And Sir Andrew
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    Twelfth Night: Summary Act One scene one This scene introduces us to the Duke, who is in love with a girl called Olivia. His servant goes to ask her wether or not she would like to go out with the Duke. The message back from her servant is that Olivia will not be seen in public for seven years because of the death of her brother. Scene Two After a shipwreck, Viola finds herself of Illyria, a coastal town. She believes that her brother has been killed in the shipwreck, and that she will never get...
  • Figures Of Malvolio And Sir Toby
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    The roles of Malvolio and Sir Toby in Twelfth Night In Twelfth Night, the contrasting roles of Malvolio and Sir Toby Belch help the play develop to the fullest possible extent. In one respect, the two characters work as purely comedic players, bringing joy to the audience in the form of drunkenness and pranks. But beyond the lighter surface of the play lies a deeper meaning: Toby and Malvolio have very different views of life. The divergent appearance of these two figures gives the viewer of the...
  • Andrew Believes Sir Toby And Fabian
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    William shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" is a comedy in which customary practices are subverted and misrule is sovereign. Within this comedy there exists five characters who exemplify this upside down world and fuel one of Shakespeare most humorous subplots. These characters are Sir Toby Belch, Maria, Feste Fabian and Sir Andrew Aguecheek. As individuals these characters are unique but when put together they make up the unruliest gang of pranksters ever to enter Illyria. Sir Toby Belch, uncle to co...
  • Malvolio And Sir Andrew For Olivia
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    Twelfth Night was the festival held on the night of the 5th January (12th night after Christmas), and the night before the Epiphany, the time the Three Wise Men visited Jesus. This gives rise to its French name, "La Nuit Des Rois". In medieval and Tudor times, this festival was by tradition very rowdy (it is possible that 12th Night was derived from the Roman festival of "Saturnalia", held in December, which was renowned for its revelry). One of the activities was a masquerade, in which everyone...
  • Point Malvolio
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    Twelfth Night - Character study: Malvolio Character study: Malvolio: Did he deserve the punishment that he received? The character Malvolio (meaning literally "I mean ill will) is immediately affected by the implications of his name. His personage is implied directly to be one of negative and somewhat disagreeable nature, which is continued and supported throughout the play, leading to his downfall and mockery which both initially seem to be thoroughly deserved, due to his numerous defects of pe...
  • Feeling Of Love Engulfs Claudio
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    Introducing Shakespeare 1 b). The concept of love in Shakespeare's play Much Ado About Nothing is a complex idea as well as an impulsive act and can been seen among many of the characters. In particular, the relationships between the young lovers Claudio and Hero as well as the mature couple Benedick and Beatrice both demonstrate how uncomplicated it can be to fall in and out of love, the different ways that exist to fall in love, as well as what little substance in needed to base any decisions ...
  • Sir Toby Calls Sir Andrew
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    The theme of deception runs very strong in Act One. Almost all the characters seem to either be deceiving someone, or being deceived themselves. Orsino is the first deceiver we meet. He is also being deceived, by himself. He is fooling himself by believing that he only has to tell a woman he loves her, and she will fall in love with him. He is in love with the idea of love itself. He is so infatuated with love, he makes parallels about love. He says it is that same as music and flowers. He then ...
  • Very Hurtful Letter To Malvolio
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    Sir Toby Belch undoubtedly receives exactly what he deserves in the end of Twelfth Night. Toby's drunken behavior disrupts the order of life for everyone. He writes a very hurtful letter to Malvolio and also sets up a sword fight between Viola and Toby's very unknightly friend, Sir Andrew Ague cheek. These disturbing acts make Toby deserving for whatever may come his way. Toby disrupts life for his family with his drinking. At the beginning of the play Maria finds Toby drunk and tells him, Your ...
  • Sir Toby And His Cohort Sir Andrew
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    Observations & Lessons learned, by an alcoholic, through characters, Shakespeare introduced in his Twelfth Night: Sir Andrew Ague cheek, conspirator, or innocent bystander Sir Toby Belch, is he a cunning freeloader, or a drunken clown Moreover, who, metaphorically speaking, will drown in the end N.B., Olivia questions Feste the fool [actually a professional witty fool]: Whats a drunken man like, fool Feste replies: Like a drowned man, a fool, and a madman. One drink too many makes him foolish; t...
  • Oliva Mistakes Sebastian For Viola
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    One of William Shakespeare's best known comedies is, Twelfth Night. It is a complicated and sometimes confusing play that starts in the imaginary country of Illyria, where Duke Orsino is bemoaning his love for the Countess Olivia. In an other part of Illyria there is a shipwreck. Viola is rescued by the captain. She fears that her twin brother, Sebastian, has drowned. Viola decides to work for a rich countess named Olivia, who is still mourning the death of her brother, refuses to hire anyone. V...
  • Fool In Twelfth Night
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    A fool can be defined in many meanings according to the Oxford English Dictionary On Historical Principles. The word could mean "a silly person", or "one who professionally counterfeits folly for the entertainment of others, a jester, clown" or "one who has little or no reason or intellect" or "one who is made to appear to be a fool" (word originated from North Frisian). In William Shakespeare's comedy, Twelfth Night, Feste the clown is not the only fool who is subject to foolery. He and many ot...

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