She sends her proud steward, Malvolio, after him with a ring. Olivia accepted that Ceserio was actually a girl and therefore not the object of her obsession but then she loves Sebastian simply because of the close resembles to Viola. So, if the Duke's moody and kind of silly and the play's mood shifts around a lot, does that make the play kind of silly too? No, I do not know you, nor am I not sent to you by my lady to bid you come speak with her, nor your name is not Master Cesario, nor this is not my nose neither. Orsino and Poetry Like we said, Orsino likes his metaphors and similes, which makes him a kind of poet. She also knows that this is bad because she is supposed to be doing Orsino a favor by convincing Olivia to marry him. There is another way to look at why Orsino calls Viola Cesario throughout the end of the play however, and this theory stumbles more into the realm of who Orsino truly loves.
Viola is brought in to meet Olivia, who finds out Viola is a messenger on Orsino's behalf, and Olivia discourages Viola from wooing her for the Count. Shortly after she meets with Ceserio she claims she can not love anyone, her heart is not ready for such a vestige. Therefore, does Orsino love Cesario, or love Viola? This becomes obvious in his opening dialogue at the beginning of the play. On the other hand, Orsino has not yet mastered enough courage to approach her. She speaks to Orsino in a secretive manner, not to give away her true identity and feelings towards the Duke.
What can we tell you? O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odor. In the beginning Viola is found shipwrecked on the shores of and separated from her twin brother, not knowing whether he is alive or dead, the Sea Captain tells her that this place is ruled by the Duke , who is in love with the Countess Olivia. However, the sincerity of these feeling are questioned when Olivia suddenly and happily marries Sebastian simply because he resembles Ceserio. Using her male disguise, Viola can confront him and makes him reconsider his attitude to women in general and also his feelings towards Olivia. Lastly, a great deal of characters battle with the feeling of unrequited love. He accepts his former servant boy to be a young maiden of nobility and gladly takes her hand in marriage because he already knows her, just as a boy. At the beginning of the play, Orsino is madly in love with Olivia and close friends with Cesario, and Olivia is in love with Cesario.
He does not love Lady Olivia, he only loves her money Pd. His servant, Curio, asks Orsino if he will go and hunt; Orsino answers with another lovelorn reply, about how his love for the Lady has been tearing him apart. For example, when Duke Orsino shares one of his erotic fantasies with us, we can see that it really has nothing to do with the Countess. He wants to show that love is not easy or clean or straight forward, rather a giant winding path that one hopes to reach the end of. However, understanding of the play does not depend upon its relation to a particular geographic area, and the land of Illyria is quite a mish-mash of English culture, and things both romantic and magical. Sir Toby attempts to introduce Sir Andrew to Maria; wordplay ensues from a series of misunderstandings, puns, and differing usages of words. Surrounded by characters who express the extremes of emotionalism and melancholy — that is, Viola is caught between Duke Orsino's extreme melancholy and Lady Olivia's aggressive emotionalism — yet she represents the norm of behavior in this strange world of Illyria.
These characters, such as Olivia and Orsino, have gotten so caught up in their love, and search for love that they have caused confusion for all. This disguised has caused confusion for characters throughout the play, beginning with Olivia's love for Cesario, and becomes a conflict for Viola as she tries to keep her gender a secret without getting into trouble for being pursued by Olivia. The guy's got a great sense of humor and isn't afraid to make fun of himself and his profession. . Fools calculate their words very carefully, which makes them wise despite what their occupation implies. Viola, whom everyone thinks to be Cesario — a servant for Orsino — is slowly unveiling her true personality and secret.
Viola also has a native intelligence, an engaging wit, and an immense amount of charm. By tracing the intertwining storylines of four unique characters, Shakespeare communicates the futility of self-love, the desperation of hopeless love, and the immeasurable virtue of selfless love. Upon receiving a ring from Olivia's steward, Viola contemplates the love triangle her disguise has created, admitting only time can solve it. Malvolio goes for his employer Olivia. It is clear that Shakespeare loves to use his intelligence to his advantage by creating such interesting and captivating stories.
Olivia's vulgar uncle, a drunkard, lives at and leeches off of her house. Malvolio is driven to madness, at first it is excitement and joy that causes him to dance around and change his appearance. Sebastian arrives, causing a flood of mistaken identity, and marries Olivia. That forever she would be live this double life because that is what her husband wants. His speech on this subject is rather complicated, as he employs a metaphor to try to establish some control over love. It only emphasises the overall tone of the comedy: it is too light-hearted for the serious things. Shakespeare 1564 baptised -1616 was an english playwright.
Lots of things demand attention in Illyria, from the very storm and shipwreck that brought Viola to him to the average daily business with getting things done in his country. Although the characters return to their true selves at the end of Twelfth Night, the fact remains that their changes in identity eg social role reversals did happen. From this point of view, Duke Orsino as all the other local characters, excluding Viola and Sebastian can be interpreted not like shallow but real people, but rather like the archetypical carnival masks, that exist to express not the whole personalities but feelings, emotions and states of mind. All of these questions will hopefully work their way out at the end of the play. When the plot starts to develop, we see Orsino as a benevolent master.
Viola chooses to be presented to Orsino as a eunuch so that her high-pitched voice does not seem odd, and so that she will seem less threatening to Orsino. Shakespeare really loves the complexity of love. However, with this boldness comes love and passion. Both of these women find themselves in challenging situations, who use unique strategies in order to cope and subtly opposing gender roles. Summary: Act I, scene ii Meanwhile, on the Illyrian sea coast, a young noblewoman named Viola speaks with the captain whose crew has just rescued her from a shipwreck. Viola wants to serve her, but, finding this impossible, she has the Sea Captain dress her up like a , so she can serve the Duke instead.
During the Elizabethan era, it was known as a mysterious land with the possibility of mystery and romance. The play ends as Orsino approves the union between Olivia and Sebastian. In the play, when characters are witty, they respond to puns by extending and expanding on it ex: fool's conversations with many characters in the play. By looking at each character individually, Olivia and then Orsino, and also by comparing and contrasting the two it is clearly visible the consistent personality traits they both express. Characters are blinded by their own needs, and are self centered. For instance, while addressing Curio he likens his desires to cruel hounds that that chase after him: O, when mine eyes did see Olivia first, Methought she purged the air of pestilence! How do they ultimately decide that they are in fact brother and sister? When we first meet them, Orsino is pining away for love of Olivia, while Olivia pines away for her dead brother.