This play shows how much respect Shakespeare had for women more than ever, as Viola can do anything that a man can do. His literary legacy included 37 plays, 154 sonnets, and five major poems. By comparing their love to others, we can see just how committed the star-crossed lovers are. On the other hand, Maria, Olivia's servant, writes a letter to Malvolio in Olivia's handwriting to make Malvolio act foolishly because of his love for Olivia. Near the opening of the play, when Viola is adopting her male identity, she creates another self like two masks and may decide to wear one or the other while swinging between the two identities in emotion and in character. As the story unfolds, the characters discover their faults before they can do any real harm to themselves.
On of the features is the comedy through the language. Love in twelfth night In the play twelfth night, Shakespeare covered three types of love : Lust, true love and brotherly love. Groups of three in the world of love create tension for the characters and audience, and the discomfort with the situation and sense of powerlessness leads to comedy. Another main type of love is true love. We expect him to become the centre of humour; we know that in the business of comedy, a very puritanical and rather joyless figure is likely to receive comedic humiliation; but in this case the humiliation that Malvolio gets, seems protracted and harsh. These choices add another element of tension and sensuality to the story.
Also, he wrote Hamlet and Macbeth, two other well known plays. Unlike lust, true love is usually developed, and grows stronger as you get to know and understand the person better. There are multiple forms of love in the Shakespearean play Twelfth Night, such as self- love, unrequited love, hidden love, and selfless love. In twelfth night, twins separated through the shipwreck. He likes to see things one way only, and he deceives himself just to suit his outlook on the situation. She survived a shipwreck that separated her from her twin brother, Sebastian. In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare seems to promote the image of unrequited love throughout the play up until the resolution.
More information: If you are the original author of this content and no longer wish to have it published on our website then please click on the link below to request removal:. Viola's transvestism functions as emblematic of the antic nature of Illyrian society. He is full of amour propre. In my opinion, Shakespeare did hurry into the marriage in the play, and it was quite whimsical. Viola was now caught in a terrible situation and there was only one way out, but that would jeopardize her chances with Orsino.
In the beginning of the play, Sir Andrew and Malvolio are presented as smart people; however, as the play progresses, the audience is exposed to their foolish sides. Between the bad fortune they encounter and the bad fortune they themselves generate, they become caught between a rock and a hard place; they are victims of deceit as well as their own folly. And in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night it is no different. The particularly romantic lines of the play make it seem as if the characters are professional poets themselves. An ideal example of true love is Viola's love for Orsino. Have you no wit, manners nor honesty…? No one would expect to find a moral to the ways of human beings; nether the less Shakespeare must.
In Act 3, scene 1, Olivia displays the confusion created for both characters and audience as she takes on the traditionally male role of wooer in an attempt to win the disguised Viola, or Cesario. According to evolutionary psychological theory, females often tend to automatically… In the kingdom of Illyria fantasy world , Twelfth Night was supposedly originally written for the entertainment of Queen Elizabeth I. Upon arrival in this strange seaport, Viola--like the Princess Leonide--dons male disguise which facilitates both employment and time enough to orient herself in this unfamiliar territory. Meanwhile, the jealous steward Malvolio who also has a crush on Lady Olivia, is a guy who is full of himself and acts like he 's king, he forgets where his place is sometimes. The main theme of Twelfth Night is love. Proof of this is shown in various forms throughout the novel, beginning with Orsino's obsessed love of Olivia.
Shakespeare takes a humorous approach to expose the ways we fall prey to pride, vanity and self-deception. Self love is when a person is very proud of themselves, believing that they are the best and can accomplish anything. Orsino, Viola, and Olivia, undergo distress and suffer setbacks of one kind or another before. The last type of love shown in twelfth night was brotherly love also known as friendly love. Shakespeare illustrates this idea in Twelfth Night through the characters Antonio and Sebastian by subtly suggesting that Antonio and Sebastian are more than just friends. These revolve around love, honour and the death and loss of loved ones. Unlike lust, true love is usually developed, and grows stronger as you get to know and understand the person better.
She saw qualities in him that she appreciated and liked. It is not that the joy and festivity of Twelfth Night is not fulfilled, but the play offers tribute to certain aspects of the merriment rather than being a full-blown comedy. Many people, even in today's society, love themselves more then anything else. The main, well-educated characters mainly speak especially with each other in Blank Verse, and sometimes with a rhyme scheme, often conveying thoughts of love. While some use deception as a means of survival, others use deception to trick others and make them act foolishly. Orsino seems to love Olivia only in such conditions and he feels that his so strong for her that even in a short period of time, his love is so full of fancies. In Twelfth Night, the Fool, who is also known as Feste is in charge of all the songs and he uses music to effectively portray the truth and reality beneath all the acting in the play.