Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeares comedy plays. Shakespeare demonstrates many comedic situations that the characters are placed in. He has the characters disrupt their usual routine.
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Christin Escaross Mr. Kramer English 3, period 9 2 November 2010 The Twelfth Night Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's comedy plays. Shakespeare demonstrates many comedic situations that the characters are placed in. He has the characters disrupt their usual routine. For example, Orsino is in love with Olivia, who does not want a relationship due to her brothers death. Viola, disguised herself as her brother Sebastian but named herself Cesario. Viola/Cesario, Orsino and Olivia are wrapped up into a love triangle. Orsino is referring to Olivia as he says "O spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou, that, notwithstanding thy capacity receiveth as sea naught enters there, of what validity and pitch soe'er, but falls into abatement and low price even in a minute" (act 1, scene 1, lines 9-14). ...read more.
Viola then finds herself falling for him. Viola meets with Olivia and tells her that she is there to express Orsino's love to her. Olivia tells Viola "your lord does not know my mind. I cannot love him" (act 1, scene 5, line 259). This explains how Olivia feels about all this. She send Viola back to her lord telling her that she does not love him back as he knows nothing about her and does not want anything more of him. Olivia says to herself as Viola leaves "thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs, actions and spirit, do give thee five-fold blazon: not too fast: soft soft! Unless the master were the man. How now! Even so quickly may one catch the plague?" ...read more.
Sebastian then walked in and everything was revealed. Viola and Sebastian were reunited again and Orsino realized he loves Viola as she was now a girl and asks her to marry him. Orsino says "Cesario, come; for so you shall be, while you are a man; but when in other habits you are seen, Orsino's mistress and his fancy's queen" (Act 5, scene 1, lines 27-30). Its ironic how Orsino still calls Viola "Cesario" after everything is revealed. He is still getting use to that she is now a girl and questions if he loves Viola or Cesario. The Twelfth Night is a comedic play written by Shakespeare. It expresses a love triangle between Viola/Cesario, Orsino, and Olivia. Viola loves Orsino, Orsino loves Olivia, Olivia loves Cesario. At the end, they are all happy as Olivia marries Sebastian who is Viola's brother. Orsino asks Viola to marry him as that now everything is revealed. ...read more.
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