Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

1019 WordsJun 25, 20185 Pages
There’s nothing better than a comedy to lift your spirits up with baskets full of laughter. I like the idea of comedies when there’s a complete misunderstanding, trickery or when things go wrong. For example in one of the episodes of My Wife and Kids when a girl called Claire tells her dad that there will be photograph day in school. So she asks her dad for a massive photograph of her to put on the wall. Her dad said no. On the day of the school photograph when she woke up, her right cheek was swollen-much bigger than the other. As persuaded by her parents she reluctantly went to school. When Claire arrived home she said to her dad thanks for only buying a small picture of me otherwise it would have been a total disaster seeing myself with…show more content…
This trickery is later taken too far, causing Malvolio detrimental distress. Trickery is also displayed in the duel between Sir Andrew and Cesario. Sir Toby’s delight in practical jokes is once again illustrated as he plans good sport between Sir Andrew and Cesario, but of course always the assumption that no harm will be done and his arrangements will “so fright them both that they will kill one another by the look, like cockatrices”. Sir Toby was right. When Sir Andrew and Cesario come face to face they are so frightened that it takes some time for the duel to kick in .The duel is one of the high points of the comedy. Equally absurd is the fact that the pretended duel is the fact that the pretended duel is fought over Olivia who Cesario has rejected her love and Sir Andrew thinks he has a chance with Olivia that he enters a duel on her behalf.Before the duel took place Cesario is worried “Pray God defend me! A little thing would make me tell them how much I lack of man” Viola speaks in prose which shows how worried and endanger of her true identity being discovered. Shakespeare also applies the comic convention of looking foolish, which constructs one of Twelfth Night’s comedy highlights in Act 3 Scene 4 when Malvolio tries to impress Olivia and tries to impress Olivia and follow out “Olivia’s command” “though yellow in my legs” Olivia is baffled by
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