Twelfth Night The Fool

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In Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night, there are quite a few characters that don't seem as important and generally irrelevant to the overall message of the story. Although it may seem that way while glancing at what the characters say and their frequency in the play, they are all deeply relevant. One in particular is the fool. The fool is one of the most impactful characters of them all by influencing other characters. The character the fool effects the most is Olivia. “The more fool, madonna, to mourn for your brother’s soul being in heaven. Take away the fool..” The fool said this to Olivia as she commanded that the fool be taken away. Although this is comedic, it has a deeper meaning; the fool was telling Olivia that prolonging the
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