Mahendra Dhungel 12th Night Essay - Mahendra Dhungel Mr.Dodge English 10 04 October 2018 Shakespeare's philosophy of Love in Twelfth Night We often

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Mahendra Dhungel Mr.Dodge English 10 04 October 2018 Shakespeare's philosophy of Love in Twelfth Night We often interpret love as a simple and classical emotion. Most authors of novels, movies, TV shows and plays illustrate love a complex web of emotions and ideals. These ideals eventually end up becoming a character's inner motive and desires. In the play “Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare also starts weaving complicated triangles between characters. In the play, a young woman named Viola hides her true identity, so she can work for Duke Orsino. She becomes his messenger and creates chaos throughout the play. Shakespeare's Twelfth Night argues that true love is scarce demonstrating, that love is an ultimate tool to gain wealth, power and other selfish desires. Frequently, in literature a character’s characteristics are dramatically changed because of ambition. For instance, in the play, Malvolio is a puritan, who doesn't keep his faith to woo lady Olivia. Malvolio is a worker who falls madly in love with the Olivia’s wealth and power. After, Maria a maid of Olivia’s, tells Malvolio that Olivia loves him and he imagines himself as a powerful nobleman even though their marriage would be unlikely in the Elizabethan era. Blinded by greed, his imagination gets the best of him and fall’s for Maria’s trap. In the play, he says “To be Count Malvolio.. Having been three months married to her, sitting in my state--.” He wants to be powerful as a count and have his own estate. In his mind being married to Olivia is being married to her property more than anything else. Then, he finds a letter that further fuels his
self-indulgence then decides it was written by Olivia and followed the instructions in the letter,

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