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Twelfth Night Prezi

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Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare A drama;comedy
published in 1623 that
takes place in Illyria Characters: Viola Disguised as a male named Cesario Duke Orsino A love-sick nobleman Lady Olivia A wealthy, noble, beautiful woman in Illyria Sebastian Viola's brother, whom she believes to be dead Antonio A man who became friends with Sebastian after saving his life Sir Toby Belch Olivia's alcoholic uncle Sir Andrew Aguecheek Sir Toby's idiotic friend who wants to marry Olivia Malvolio The steward in Olivia's home Maria Olivia's servant-woman Feste The jester Fabian One of Olivia's servants Valentine and Curio Two men who work for Duke Orsino Captain A ship captain who saved Viola Plot Viola experiences a shipwreck, thinking she has lost her brother Sebastian. The captain tells Viola about Duke Orsino who is in love with Olivia. Viola dresses as a man and calls herself "Cesario."
She begins to work for Duke Orsino but quickly falls in love with him! Orsino has Viola/Cesario send love letters to Olivia.
Olivia falls in love with Viola/Cesario! This is a triangle of love. Viola/Cesario Olivia Duke Orsino Meanwhile, Sir Toby, Sir Andrea, and Maria are playing tricks on Malvolio. In reality, SEBASTIAN IS ALIVE! He becomes very good friends with Antonio, they travel to Illyria together. Sir Andrew challenges "Cesario" to a duel! Before the "Cesario" can arrive to the duel, Sebastian arrives and is mistaken for "Cesario." Olivia also mistakes Sebastian for "Cesario."
She asks him to marry her and he says yes. Antonio is arrested Sebastian shows up, clearing up confusion.
Viola is so happy to know her brother is alive. Malvolio is released from the dark room. Olivia marries Sebastian. Duke Orsino marries Viola. Sir Toby marries Maria. Opening Scene Signifigance We began to understand that there is going to be some love complications, starting with Duke Orsino loving Olivia and Olivia does not return that love. This leads into the play with all of the additional love complications that are to follow. Closing Scene Signfigance Another character, Sebastian now enters this love triangle between Olivia, Viola (Cesario), and Duke Orsino. Sebastian marries Olivia, while Duke Orsino, now in love with Viola, ends up marrying her. This is where all the love complications become resolved and everyone involved in the love triangle end up content and in love. Stylistic or Noteworthy Features: Symbolism Jewels Olivia gives Cesario a ring when she wants “him” to know that she loves “him.” In addition, when she mistakes Sebastian for Cesario, she gives Sebastian a pearl. These jewels symbolize Olivia’s love in a tangible aspect. Darkness in the Chamber Malvolio is trapped in a dark room where Feste the Clown convinces him that the room has a window and is actually completely illuminated. The idea here is that Malvolio has gone mad; the darkness is supposed to represent insanity. Clothing Clothing plays a significant part within this play. Viola becomes Cesario by simply changing her clothes. While Malvolio dreams of becoming a nobleman, he imagines himself in a completely new wardrobe. The clothing represents the idea that changing your clothes changes who you are both physically and mentally. Important Quotations: “If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it; that surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die.” (1-3) This quote addresses the issue of love and how one must deal with it. The duke's idea of a cure for his feelings towards Olivia is to make himself sick with his own passion and rid himself of the desire for love. Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em." (156-159) This is written in the letter to Malvolio from Olivia (actually written by Maria) which convinces him to do the most ridiculous things. This quote allows Malvolio to believe that he will be able to achieve his own “greatness.” ”There is no woman’s sides can bide the beating of so strong a passion as love doth give my heart; no woman’s heart so big, to hold so much.”(91-94) In this quote the Duke addresses the love between Olivia and Cesario. Here we see that he cares only about his own emotions and assumes that whatever Olivia feels, it cannot “compare” to his own feelings for her. Themes Love Gender Roles Society Deceit Communication Culture Order THE END.
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