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TWELFTH NIGHT COURSEWORK ACT 5 In the last act of the play the plot entanglements and confusions are not only sorted out

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TWELFTH NIGHT COURSEWORK ACT 5 In the last act of the play the plot entanglements and confusions are not only sorted out but also reach their climax. To do this all the plots that have been occurring throughout the play are brought together in one final conclusion. The various plot entanglements are sorted out in what is generally thought to be a happy ending, for instance: - Viola, who is under the mistaken identity of Cesario, finally reveals her true identity because Sebastian has appeared therefore everyone else thinks they are seeing two Cesario's. By Viola doing this, she can finally reveal to Orsino that she loves him. Orsino too realizes his love for Viola and so Orsino and Viola are, at last, joined together. However, because Viola has done this, Olivia now realizes that she has, in fact, married Sebastian rather than Viola or Cesario as she first thought. This, at first causes a problem, but then Olivia and Sebastian realize that they really do love each other. Viola then explains that her women's clothes are with the captain that brought her ashore and helped her after the shipwreck. The captain has been imprisoned by Malvolio though. ...read more.

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Another character that goes through a mentally painful time because of exactly the same confusion as Olivia is Orsino. In this act he discovers that the girl he was in love with has now married a person who he was not only friends with but that person worked for him. He also wasn't told about this marriage but simply found out by mistake. This makes him very upset and angry. He, you can tell in the play, becomes very distressed by this privately and for some parts of the scene he takes this anger out on other Characters. However the only person that comes to mind that actually had a physically painful as well a mentally painful time during this last act of the play is Antonio. He is captured by Orsino's guards when he is trying to speak to Viola who he believes to be Sebastian. Orsino does not like him and the audience are given the impression that the guards treat him violently and roughly. For the most part of the act we also get the feeling they intend to carry on treating Antonio on this way. It is not until almost all of the Problems are sorted out that the audience is given the impression that everything turns out all right for Antonio too. ...read more.

Conclusion

Even though things are eventually sorted out everyone in the story has become wiser and maturer because of what they have done. In the last verse though Feste is simply telling us that everything is all right in the end. He is bringing the song to an end, this of course relates to the ending of the play. The last line of his song though "and we'll strive to please you every day" I think also relates to the unfinished parts of the play. By using that line it is giving the audience a feeling on more to come, much like they got with the unfinished endings of the play. So, in conclusion. I think that Feste's epilogue at the end of the play is appropriate as it gives us an overview of how the characters mature, learn their lessons and change throughout the play. He does this by showing some of the ages of man and how stupid things that people do are thought of in prospective. These views then relate to how much the characters have learnt so far and how much they have matured. By the end of the play though we know that they have all learnt from their mistakes and have matured a lot between the beginning of the play and the end of the play. ...read more.

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