ACT 1 SCENE 5 12th night

ACT 1 SCENE 5 12th night - o Obviously plays on Olivia’s...

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ACT 1 SCENE 5 - Olivia orders the fool taken away o Mourning her brother, even though she believes he went to heaven o Foolish to mourn him in this world Wears a veil this whole time - Olivia accuses Malvolio of being sick with self-love - Malvolio is criticizing the fool for the fools function o Olivia tells him to be less serious, less critical - Line 155: Olivia is not amused by Viola attempting to flatter her o Denying her speech because she’s worried it’s a feigned speech o Petrarchian conceit o Olivia basically runs the show until Line 189 Olivia criticizes Cesario’s text, actually Orsino’s text Olivia doesn’t believe it because Orsino is not coming himself
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Unformatted text preview: o Obviously plays on Olivia’s beauty Olivia mocks petrarchian conceits • What can Viola say about my beauty that I don’t already know? • Would rather Orsino talked about why he loves Olivia o Shouldn’t send messengers-Line 219: Olivia switches to verse o How does he love me? o Very structured, dry verse o Boring verse, listing things off-Likes Cesario’s response that he would actually come and woo her o Going back to pastoral element “make me a willow cabin” o Olivia switches to poetic verse instead of boring verse...
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course ENGL 4320 taught by Professor Trivedi during the Spring '07 term at UGA.

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