Narcissism in Twelfth Night A Freudian study of Twelfth Night An essential element of William Shakespeare 's comedy Twelfth Night is the theme of self-love i.e. vanity and narcissism. Shakespeare likely set Twelfth Night 's action to occur January 5 and 6, the Eve of Epiphany and the day of Epiphany. During the course of these two days, all of the most important characters experience epiphanies, revelatory moments in which they recognize truths concerning themselves, their vanities and narcissism. 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.
The play, Twelfth Night was wrote by an English poet named William Shakespeare. Twelfth Night was believed to be written around 1601-1602 and has been popular ever since. The purpose of this essay is to show that love causes significant amount of discomfort and torture due to unrequited love between characters. This is done by showing how the unrequited love between the characters Olivia and Viola had caused great amount of pain and suffering for
Night portrays various symbols amidst the novel, Night, by Elie Wiesel. The description represents the loss of great memories and strengths as darkness fills individuals’ lives. As the stars’ rise, faith in God is replaced with the atrocious attention of Satan’s ways. One begins to doubt Gods miracles and protection. Therefore, lives are tormented as they live in fear of death.
Twelfth Night is a story of loss, tragedy, and love that is masquerading as a romantic comedy of sorts a perfect example of Shakespeare’s true talents of expressing deep metaphor in very interesting ways. This is a play about the ocean deep, salty, unpredictable, rough and difficult to navigate but after enough time and understanding, you can see the beauty in the deep blue water. The salty water seems very basic and easy to understand but upon closer inspection, you can see the true depth and complexity of the briny water. The play has a similar effect when first starting it one could come to the conclusion that things are simple and exactly what they seem but within a few lines things get progressively more and more complicated just as the water does. The shape of twelfth night is that of the ocean blue vast, unpredictable and extremely deep but with the right understanding and experience you can navigate it rough waters to reach your destination safe and sound.
The question of why Olivia, after dramatically declaring her affections for Cesario, would so quickly jump to Sebastian after finding Viola’s true identity, is likely answered by the societal norms of the Elizabethan era. Cesario and Viola are two halves of one whole; by loving Cesario, Olivia loves Viola too. Upon meeting “him,” Olivia says “Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs, actions and spirit/ Do give thee five-fold blazon” (1.5.297-298). She is attracted not just to Cesario’s mannerisms, but to Viola’s beauty, which shines through her male bravado. The “actions and spirit” which Olivia refers to are Viola’s ability to converse with Olivia woman-to-woman, unbeknownst to the countess.
Now, Roderigo thinks Cassio likes her too and vice versa. He feels pressured to protect against their love. In order for Roderigo to remove Othello and Cassio out of his way he listens to Iago’s evil scheme. Roderigo must get into a fight with Cassio because he is competition and, so he loses his reputation and his post as lieutenant. Roderigo has been forced by Iago to sell all of his belongings to pay Iago in false hope of getting Desdemona and to carry out evil.
They were blamed for everything such as World War I and World War II. Fortunately, some prisoners managed to live through the hardship and told the world about their stories. One of those stories is Night, the story of a teenager who survived The Holocaust losing everything dear to him in the process. In Night by Elie Wiesel, his mental and physical grown was developed through symbolism. In Night by Elie Wiesel, “Last Night” conveys development in the main character.
Furthermore, Viola’s situation in Twelfth Night is not typical of an Elizabethan woman because she proves herself to be capable and intelligent. In doing so, she challenged gender roles and pushed limits in same-sex desire. Viola by necessity choose to take a different path and denied the stereotypical behavior of women in the sixteenth
They left us without a trace, and now we are their trace” -Elie Wiesel. Wiesel succeeds in demonstrating that the Holocaust and the period of time which surrounded it “would be judged one day.” He composes his experiences into a heart rending memoir: from Night; believing that he needed to be the “bear witness.” The word “night” means the period of darkness in each twenty-four hours. The use of the metaphor night marks the end of most people’s normal lives.During 1933 all Jews, homosexuals, and Roma (Gypsies) were sent to concentration camps. A concentration camp is a place where large numbers of people are deliberately imprisoned in a relatively small area with inadequate facilities, sometimes to provide forced labor or to await mass execution. Consequently, Night also represents the descending darkness of a complete absence of humanity and compassion.
William Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night has been made into several film versions. The versions include the Globe Theatre version directed by Tim Carroll in 2012. Another version by Trevor Nunn was made in 1996, and a third version called She’s The Man made in 2006 was directed by Andy Fickman. A comparison of the media skills, characters, and the setting in the various versions of Twelfth Night and She’s The Man shows that She’s The Man is superior to the other Twelfth Night versions for students learning Shakespeare for the first time. The media skills in She’s The Man is more fitting than the other versions of Twelfth Night because of the continuous change of lighting and music to go with the mood of the scene.