The use of personification here exaggerates Orsino 's devotion to Olivia which she apparently doesn 't appreciate. He implies his existence expelled a constant love for her that came out with ease due to its surplus, however, Olivia failed to be grateful for such. This idea is further exemplified by his repetitive rhetorical questions reflecting his disbelief. The start of the scene is structured in a stichomythia format which indicates the build up of Orsino 's loss of patience. Shakespeare encorporates this to build momentum as Orsino 's emotions toward Olivia transition into resentment.
Using Sigmund Freud 's work on narcissism, the true nature if the characters of Twelfth Night could be well explored by analyzing the moments of epiphanies. To begin, in Twelfth Night, characters suffer from vanity, a kind of misdirected love. That is, this love is directed toward self rather than toward others. In this manner, vanity deters the process of love. However, love vanquishes vanity.
Shakespeare gives Mercutio a childlike characterization, making him appear like he is stubborn and does not care if he gets in trouble or not. Although, the consequences might be death, since they were threatened by Prince in the previous scene if they started another brawl. Shakespeare characterizes Mercutio as very childlike and violent through the use of tone and conflict, in Act 3 Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare makes Mercutio seem like free spirited person, not knowing what to expect out of him next. With this in mind, the way Mercutio expresses himself tells it all.
Numerous events and conflicts from Twelfth Night are dependant on Viola’s disguise, as she is caught in between Olivia and Orsino’s affection due to her disguise. In the beginning of the play, she dresses up as a male in order to conceal her identity and to get a job at Orsino’s court. In doing so, she is able to gain more of his trust than she would have if she was a female. By disguising herself as a man Viola is able attract his attention and appreciation to ultimately prove her worth to him as a woman. Moreover, Viola's disguise also allows Orsino to respect her intelligence which causes her to win his love.
Malvolio is the enforcer of rules in Twelfth Night, but only when it best serves him. He acts as a distinct contrast to the other minor characters in the play. Maria, Fabian, Sir Toby and Sir Andrew all tend to enjoy frivolity and this is not the lifestyle that Malvolio approves of. He acts as though he is sound of morals and uses logic at all times but the moment his dreams can be achieved he has no qualms about doing whatever he can to get them. He emphasizes the place and status of the others, despite lacking the titles and real power that some of them have.
Another pair of siblings in “Twelfth Night” are Sebastian and Viola who both think that the other is dead but “For saying so, there 's gold” clearly symbolises Viola having hope for Sebastian being alive. Sebastian wishes that “they would had so ended”(2,1,18). He loves his sister so much that he wants to die to spare himself the pain. The bond between siblings is so strong it causes people to go to new
In Twelfth Night, Viola and Olivia are the central characters to the play’s plot. Each are young women that take approaches to dealing with the people around them, which are mainly men. There is much trickery that goes on in Twelfth Night, but the ending is for the most part happy. Viola marries Orsino and Olivia marries Sebastian, but the events leading up to this are more or less chaotic. Ultimately, I argue that while Olivia uses her higher social status in order to maintain control of herself and others, Viola resorts to trickery in order to bring about her desires.
At the beginning of William Shakespeare’s Othello, Emilia, Iago’s wife and Desdemona’s attendant, remains blindly loyal to her husband. Emilia demonstrates her blind loyalty when she steals Desdemona’s handkerchief for Iago, stating that she is “nothing but to please his fancy” (3.3.343). However, by the end of the play, she comes to realize the dark truths about her husband and reveals them. Unlike the other characters in the play, including Iago, Othello, and even Desdemona, Emilia is driven by honesty and logic, rather than passion or jealousy. Her ability to think logically eventually causes her to abandon her loyalty to Iago and pursue of truth and justice.
Iago is by far the sneakiest character in Othello. By using an (act innocent and blind) approach to seek revenge on his commanding officer and colleague who took his place. Iago’s deception can be spotted as early as act two. “I do love Cassio well and would do much to cure him from this evil” (Shakespeare 2.3.150-151). This is where Iago tells Montano how much he loves Cassio and wants to help him, but as the reader you know that he hates Othello and Cassio bit tricks Montano and others to get his revenge.
The note gives Malvolio particular directions to win Olivia's adoration, and is loaded with things that are abnormal for Malvolio. He wears crazy garments and acts like somebody that he isn't, all in the expectations that Olivia will go gaga for him. His activities rather have the contrary impact, since she is worried by his activities and has him treated like he's crazy. The group of onlookers comprehends what's up, and each one of Malvolio's stumbles is more amusing than the last, consequently likewise adding to the comedic component of the play. The utilization of sensational incongruity in this way makes one of the significant focal topics of the play, the silliness of the human beings.