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Twelfth Night & The Man in the Iron Mask

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Name Peter Lee Required Length 400~500 words Year Year 10 / 2008 Genre Analytical Essay Subject Name English Folio item Number 3 Teacher Mrs. Fiaali'i Presentation Date Unit 'Twelfth Night' and 'The Man in the Iron Mask' Work Unit "The Play's the Thing" Conditions: * Unrestricted (to be completed at home and in class). * 6 weeks notice of task. * Draft must be seen by teacher, no later than 3 days before due date. * Draft must be handed in with the good copy of the essay. * Final copy should be typed. * Access to resources (library, teacher, Internet) Assessment Criteria : as shown on the accompanying feedback sheet I declare that this assignment is totally my own work. _______________________________ (Student's Signature) Date submitted ____/____/____ Received By _______________________________ Date marked ____/____/____ Marked By _______________________________ MARK Question of essay: "The theme of mistaken identity and love as a cause of suffering are addressed in both texts. ...read more.

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In the story, Viola announced that she loves Orsino. (Act 1, Scene 1, line 40~41), "To woo your lady [Aside] yet a barful strife! Whoe'er I woo myself would be his wife." But because she disguised as man and she knows that Orsino loves Olivia (Act 1, Scene 2, line 34) "That he did seek the love of fair Olivia," so she was afraid of telling the truth. Also, Olivia liked Viola/Cesario, so her mind was complicated. Therefore, this situation becomes a love triangle and made them hopeless love. Also, there were Malvolio and Sir Andrew who loved Olivia but she didn't like them. With these results, every character was suffered with loved. However, their love is finally happy. Duke Orsino knows Cesario (Viola) is a woman and he loves her. So, Sir Toby married Maria, Orsino married Viola and Olivia married Sebastian (Viola's twins). Also, there is love between Viola and Sebastian, when they reunited as brother and sister. ...read more.

Conclusion

There was unrequited love from Louis to Christine and cause her suicide. Also there was love of D'Artagnan that he sacrificed himself to save Phillipe because he loved him "Even I could give up my king, I could not give up my son." Also, D'Artagnan loved Louis (to Phillipe) "Phillipe, He is your brother." When D'Artagnan says his last word "All for one, one for all," it showed the love of his friends. Contrastively, we can find the different love between 'Man in the Iron Mask' and 'Twelfth Night'. Comedies, such as Twelfth Night, are written for giving the audience entertainment. In contrast, tragedies, such as the Man in the Iron Mask, are written show history and legends. Both stories are from the same era in the 1600's. Although the both texts are different, it seems that both texts have same meaning to give audience meaning of love. Reference: Shakespeare, W, 1601, Twelfth Night, London (England) Gibson, R, 1993, Twelfth Night, Cambridge (Movie) Director Randall Wallace, 1998, the MAN in the IRON MASK, ...read more.

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