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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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AS and A Level Twelfth Night

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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). This quote displays his love towards Olivia and how he cannot eat or do anything as he is so in love with her. Orsino knows that Olivia is not looking for any arrangements with him to be made as her brother just passed away.

Viola and her brother Sebastian were on a ship when a huge

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