Antonio Twelfth Night Essay

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In the script Twelfth Night by Shakespeare one of the characters named Antonio is seen as a very kind, loyal and generous man. The first sign of this is when Antonio says “The gentleness of all the gods go with thee! I have many enemies in Orsino’s court, else would I very shortly see thee there. But, come what may, I do adore thee so that danger shall seem sport, and I will go.” (Act 2, Scene 1, Line 40). He’s saying that he hopes for the best for Sebastian and because he has so many enemies in Orsino’s court he’s not able to go with him. Then he shows the brave and loyal side of his personality by saying that he’s so fond of Sebastian that danger doesn’t seem as bad and he’ll go with Sebastian anyway. This is relevant because it explains…show more content…
Right now, Antonio should be hiding and no where near Orsino’s men but, he’s still concerned about making sure that Sebastian is happy and having fun. He’s even apologetic to Sebastian about not being able to go into town with him. Another sign is when Antonio mistakes Viola for Sebastian and sees her about to duel. “Put up your sword. If this young gentleman have done offence, I take the fault on me. If you offend him, I for him defy you.” (Act 3, Scene 4, Line 280). In this line Antonio is telling Sir Andrew to put his sword away and if “Sebastian” has done anything to offend that Antonio will take the blame for it and will fight him instead. This was a very brave and courageous act and Antonio did it with no hesitation as soon as he saw his friend in need he stepped in to help. He didn’t have to take the blame for it and he didn’t even know what he was taking the blame for therefore, this is just another example of how he puts others first. In conclusion, Antonio has shown in various scenes that he is always loyal, thinking about Sebastian and really does want to help not just because he feels obligated
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