Between the bad fortune they encounter and the bad fortune they themselves generate, they become caught between a rock and a hard place; they are victims of deceit as well as their own folly. To survive in Illyria, Viola decided to act as a male to be able to secure a job as a eunuch for Duke Orsino who she later developed feelings for. Here Shakespeare highlights and addresses the matter of hardships or adversities that ever so common with true love. William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night One of the first lines in the play Twelfth Night reveals the main theme of the play. The Duke finds it hard to differentiate between feelings of love and physical attraction. And in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night it is no different.
There are certain instances in the play where the emotion of love is true, and the two people involved feel very strongly toward one another. His philosophy is that womens beauty fades with time. To make her love him back, Duke hires Cesario to woo Olivia for him. From my point of view I feel that the crux of the play is primarily based on this concept. Hence, he directs his energy to Olivia, who passionately professes his love for. Love is the basis for by which all other emotions can be gauged. Also Shakespeare also shows how people are apt to ignore the evidence that disproves the disguise they have fallen in love with.
Groups of three in the world of love create tension for the characters and audience, and the discomfort with the situation and sense of powerlessness leads to comedy. We find that in Twelfth Night love is a very complicated thing and confusion often occurs. The love triangle between Duke Orsino, Lady Olivia and Viola as Cesario brings them bittersweet feelings as they are simultaneously happily in love and heartbroken with pain. He is taking a amble in the garden. Show how the characters' relationships to self-love influence their lives, relationships, and behaviors. This is funny because of the dramatic irony, the audience know Cesario is a woman and it is funny to see that Olivia is attracted to a woman. In this case, Viola only began to like Orsino after she had gotten to know him.
These revolve around love, honour and the death and loss of loved ones. Irony is a common comedic element seen in all three works. The interpretation of Malvolio will be crucial to your overall response to the play. Every culture and every writer has some commentary or evaluation of love. Lastly, a great deal of characters battle with the feeling of unrequited love. Past affected the plot in earnest.
With this motif Shakespeare shows us that if we act on first impressions without the true knowledge of the entity of the situation or character, then the misinformed motives will surely be in vain; and our efforts futile. This can only be another example of the feeble yet strong importance put on physical attraction between two strangers to create a feeling of love that is deeply rooted in lust. Shakespeare showed lust between Orsino and Olivia. Antonio rescues Sebastian after the shipwreck that separated him from his twin, Viola. A lot of modern readers or spectators feel that the way in which Malvolio is treated is extremely bad.
Orsino is so lovesick that he can think of nothing but Olivia while Olivia is so fixed upon grieving for her brother that nothing else matters to her. He convinces himself that it means his name. Shakespeare, in his play 'Twelfth Night' uses the Romantic comedy genre and it's conventions of strong themes of love and a series of obstacles and misunderstandings concluded with a harmonious union of the lovers… 5635 Words 23 Pages Different Kinds of Love in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Twelfth Night, in itself, portrays many hidden meanings and themes that speak out to different people, in different ways. But how much sympathy do you give to Malvolio? Viola could be described as the catalyst of the play: she is the go-between for Orsino to Olivia and moves between their households, she has individual conversations with Olivia, Orsino, Malvolio, Feste and Sebastian and, as such, is the major connective energy between the different characters and plot strands. He seems to be madly, passionately in love with Olivia, who does not return his love. One of his most famous plays was the 'Twelfth Night'; a romantic comedy written during the Elizabethan era; where women stayed at home, being the ideal 'mother' of the house, not having a real voice compared to the men. Such trinkets can only be seen as sentimental.
However in Elizabethan times the twelve days following Christmas were a time for a mixture of emotions; disguise, madness and boisterous frivolity. He employed many specific examples of foolishness in his comedy titled Twelfth Night. 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. Duke Orsino is seriously in love with love. It is from this self-centredness that Viola is able to nudge him. Whether he is singing to Orsino, arguing with Malvolio, or playing around with Viola, Feste always manages to sneak in a few symbolic foretokens before his exit. Although Antonio is ultimately released he still ends up heartbroken as Sebastian ends up married to Olivia.
Orsino describes his love towards Olivia deeper than he could conceive of. She could be seen as naive and hopeful, but she seems wiser than that if examined closer. A multitude of different manners of love are explored in this work, with all having their own consequences and provoking a variety of reactions in the reader. Twelfth Night strongly employs a similar cyclical structure that defines an insincere conclusion, levered to impose contemporary social hierarchy. This romance explores numerous themes of love; however, the most recurrent theme is that of deception. And since you have called me master for so long, here is my hand. In the words of Friedrich Nietzsche.
Malvolio who is Olivia's steward is involved with emotional pain caused by humiliation, which occurs more than once in this play. When Olivia learns that Sebastian is her husband and not Cesario, she is still happy despite the mix up. On the day of the school photograph when she woke up, her right cheek was swollen-much bigger than the other. Love is an extremely diverse emotion which is why it was used as the main topic in twelfth night. What thriftless sighs shall poor Olivia breathe.