English 467 Lecture 11 August 12 (2)

English 467 Lecture 11 August 12 (2) - English 467 Lecture...

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English 467 Lecture 11 August 12, 2010 Twelfth night Olivia’s house: Malvolio: (hope for amourous pairing; Olivia) Maria (amorous pairing: Toby) Feste (interested with $) Andrew (Friend of Toby): unrequited love for Olivia. Illyria: Feste (between two households) Cesario (between two households) Sebastian: Sebastian never courts Olivia, but mistakin amorous pairing with Olivia. Orsino’s house: Viola (cesario) - Orsino (Olivia -> Viola); (Cesario): Mediating between two households. Social subordinate who falls in love with their social superior. Malvolio thinks Feste is actual fool, an idiot, and Feste takes offense to that. Plays with tension. Toby: names suggest his character. No parents in the play. Olivia: female management of the household. Gender distinction of how the household is run. Malvolio and Feste: Malvolio is upwardly ambitious to rise in social rank. Socially ambicious; Feste is festive. Malvolio is more serious, puritanitcal. Malvolio figure: puritan in 1630’s,
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