While it's not clear if Antonio and Sebastian are lovers or just very close friends though, one doesn't necessarily preclude the other , Antonio's affection is consistent with the kinds of erotic both hetero- and homoerotic desire we see throughout Twelfth Night. Orsino is a man who likes earthly pleasures, and at the beginning of the play, he has his heart set on marrying the lovely, aristocratic Olivia. Olivia cares about the people around her, but she also believes that no man is worthy of her beauty. Thus, her gender roles are to a limited extent essential to the comedy of the play. What genius to create a love triangle that serves as a love circle! After all, Orsino comes off as a moody, self-centered guy who lounges around and spouts off about deer hunting metaphors and flowers all day.
Even though the authority was at woman's hands at that time, a dominant woman was unnatural in the society itself. In fact, the comedy in Twelfth Night is possible only for those who take such categories seriously. Despite having spent most of the play as essentially a different character, Viola is the one who rings most true to herself and with the audience in the end. Duke Orsino is happy to shift his friendship with Cesario to romantic love once he learns Cesario is really Viola, but seems in no hurry for Viola to take off her male disguise. In Twelfth Night, Feste, Maria and Sir Toby are the fools that make the comedy work in many senses. And since you have called me master for so long, here is my hand. There are many reasons why one would lust, one could be because you are attracted… 2434 Words 10 Pages Views on Love in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Twelfth Night was written in the …… century, by the renowned author, William Shakespeare as one of his comedic plays.
But we think we can do much better than this. Lust, which is probably one of the most confusing types of love was an apparent subject in twelfth night. When you are in love you would always try to do things for the best interest? More pointedly, it is his sudden marriage to Olivia which troubles me so. Viola, as Cesario, plays the role of a servant, messenger and friend to the Duke of Illyria. Such challenges to male roles make her gender ambiguity amplify the comedy of the play. Sad is an empowerment that grants security but makes love impossible.
In the analysis of the subject in twelfth night, the writer highlights that although Feste is the only professional fool in the… 2156 Words 9 Pages Different Types of Love in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night In this play, Twelfth Night, there are various kinds of love presented but they can be categorized as true love and infatuation. John Mason Hodges John Mason Hodges is a conductor, lecturer, composer, and writer. Many of the characters seem to view love as a kind of curse, a feeling that attacks its victims suddenly and disruptively. This quote suggests Olivia may prefer young, feminine-looking boys to grown men like Orsino. These metaphors contain an element of violence, further painting the love-struck as victims of some random force in the universe. While those two characters seem almost to be play-acting, Viola truly feels pain when she believes that her brother Sebastian died in the shipwreck and when her love for Orsino seems impossible.
Downloading text is forbidden on this website. They have a strong bond that goes beyond the skin-deep. She is internally torn between two things: wooing Olivia for Orsino, thus fulfilling her role as his friend and page, and giving in to her own developing feelings for him. She eventually realizes how she truly feels and decides to act on it at the end of the play. It is… 714 Words 3 Pages Love in twelfth night In the play twelfth night, Shakespeare covered three types of love : Lust, true love and brotherly love. The presence of twins of different sexes yet identical in appearance is a dramaturgical device crucial to the comic resolution, whilst being somewhat farcical.
Most characters in these two plays are in love, find love or seek it. Twelfth Night further mocks the main characters' romantic ideas about love through the escapades of the servants. Each character has his or her own personality traits, distinguishing qualities and purpose in the play. Olivia is moved by Cesario's way with words, and not realizing that Cesario is Viola, she falls in love with him--her. I find that Viola plays the most important role in the play and has the most diverse character. Regardless, Twelfth Night presents us with many versions of love, and suggests love, in all its forms, is an overwhelmingly powerful force that characters are helpless to resist. So, why does Viola cross-dress as a boy? Throughout the play, Viola exhibits strength of character, quick wit, and resourcefulness.
Set forth in your pursuit. Distinct references to her male alias yet none of her feminine form still denote a comic male to male relationship. Every culture and every writer has some commentary or evaluation of love. They believed deep down that maybe some way or by some miracle that each of them was still alive and well. Through their times of sorrow and mourning for each of their apparent deaths they still loved each other. While we're asking questions, let's talk about why Viola falls in love with Duke Orsino, because it's a bit baffling.
The character's life can be defined as both destructive and creative. This latent homoeroticism finds an explicit echo in the minor character of Antonio, who is clearly in love with his male friend, Sebastian. The presence of such a powerful female figure creates an interesting situation for dramatists and playwrights in terms of depicting women's status at that time. Or, could there be some other meaning to Sebastian. Lesson Summary The protagonist of William Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night is Viola, a noblewoman who is shipwrecked and must pretend to be a male page in order to find employment.
This romance explores a generous wealth of themes and issues. In the event, the only love that wounds Malvolio is his own injured pride. True love is extremely different then lust, and was also present through out the play. True love to be exact. How could Viola fall for Orsino so quickly when she's only been working for him for three days? She could live freely away from the society's authority behind her transformation, but the liminality she faced caused her troubles in expressing her true feelings. Certainly, the whole nature of her disguise itself questions the gaps of seeming, being and knowing, of which the Fool typically explores. This, they argue, makes Viola just as silly as all the other characters that fall for inappropriate partners Olivia, Malvolio, and so on.
As a result of their environment and immediate circumstances, men are forced into misperceptions. Does the play seem to suggest that love and desire transform even the brightest and shrewdest people into sappy fools? Sebastian also promises to stay with her and not to return to the Duke. When Sebastian is shipwrecked, he is found and helped by an aristocrat named Antonio from a neighboring province. He does not react with shock or even disappointment. Another example of true love was with Sir. An aristocratic woman, she is tossed up on the coast of Illyria by a shipwreck at the beginning of the play and disguises herself as the pageboy, Cesario, to make her way.