AS and A Level: Twelfth Night

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  1. Twelfth Night or What You Will

    • Essay length: 1025 words
    • Submitted: 29/09/2010
  2. Cruelty in "Twelfth Night"

    • Essay length: 3607 words
    • Submitted: 20/02/2006

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  • Discuss the Role of the Fool in Twelfth Night

    "In conclusion, Twelfth Night is full of lighthearted moments and this is expressed through both the main and the subplots, in which the fool is the one to control comedy and humour in the play. Feste's role in this Illyrian comedy is significant because he assists in making the comedy work in many senses. Feste as well creates the confusion through humour and works out everything at the end to make Twelfth Night a really amusing Elizabethan play. Angela Chiu 4A (12)"

  • Discuss the different kinds of love presented in the play.

    "In conclusion, Twelfth Night is a play driven by love, with the theme of love recurring through out the play. Shakespeare brings out the different kinds of love in various characters, and implants a unique purpose in each character to emphasize and imply the different kinds of love and ideas he wants to introduce to his audience. Several of the characters are bound in love, be it romantic love, self-love, platonic love, love between siblings, or the greatest love of all (Viola's in this case), we can see it brought out in each character. All in all, there are different kinds of love presented in Twelfth Night, in the plot and sub-plot, in the main characters and minor characters."

  • Fools and folly are widely used in comedy to create humour To what extent does this apply to Twelfth Night?

    "In conclusion to my question, the answer is simply yes. Shakespeare doesnât just have fools to laugh at (feste) which would seem the normal idea but he makes others look fools. This is through Malvolio being miss-lead, the naivety of Sir Andrew and possibly Orsino not having Olivia and having to make do with Viola. Interestingly, Shakespeare warms to the so called lower class characters like Feste, Maria by creating strong and confident characters that make the more upper class characters around them look fools. Comedy is also achieved in the play by the mistaken identity of Viola, the concept of black comedy and the comedy of manners. All key integral parts of how this play is seen comical. Overall, the main comedy comes from people acting foolish or looking foolish as well as the idea of comedy of errors."

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