Essays Tagged: "Orsino"

"Good comedies always touch on troubling themes and envisage darker ends than are finally delivered." To what extent is this true of Twelfth Night?

e me excess of it: that, surfeiting,The appetite may sicken, and so die....'From his opening lines, Orsino seems more in love with the idea of love itself than with a particular person. This seems fur ... ning and already her deep misery is seen to lift dramatically. The introduction for both Olivia and Orsino would seem to touch on two troubling themes - being love sick and being grief stricken - but ...

(6 pages) 64 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

As a Director if 'Twelfth Night,' explain how you would Exploit the Comic Potential of Act 3 Scene 4 and Act 4 Scene 2. GCSE A grade

omedy in 'Twelfth Night' is due to the love interests of the higher classes, for example Olivia and Orsino and the behaviour of the less elevated, for example Malvolio. In 'Twelfth Night' hypocrisy an ... characters have a high social status, in 'Twelfth Night' this is the case with Olivia and the Duke Orsino. In 'Twelfth Night' some of the characters are serious, like Orsino, but some are comic, like ...

(10 pages) 21 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Duke Orsino: An essay describing Shakespeare's Duke Orsino from his play, The Twelfth Night.

Duke OrsinoBy: Susan Humphrey"If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it, that, surfeiti ... hakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night", which welcome us into an atmosphere of depressed love, as Count Orsino, the Duke of Illyria, expresses his feelings of love towards the Lady Olivia. Duke Orsino has ... as sworn to not have contact with men for seven years. These opening lines give us a good look into Orsino's character. He is a love-struck bachelor, who, as we later find out, seems to be in love wit ...

(2 pages) 20 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How does Feste's song from Act 2 Scene 3 of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' relate to the themes and characters of the play?

en a comical element can be created by/with it, such as the love triangle that has appeared between Orsino, Olivia and Viola/Cesario in Twelfth Night. Also interestingly the fifth line of the first ve ... Olivia, that she should not waste time grieving for her brother when love is around (in the form of Orsino, although she's made things a little more complicated now after falling in love with the disg ...

(5 pages) 37 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Comparing and contrasting characters in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night Essay Duke Orsino and Olivia, both bound by strong emotions and acts of self-indulgence, have many traits, and ... ong emotions and acts of self-indulgence, have many traits, and emotions shared between each other. Orsino and Olivia are worth discussing together, because they have similar personalities, traits, an ... t individuals who enjoy melodrama and self-involvement more than anything. When we first meet them, Orsino is pining away for love of Olivia, while Olivia pines away for her dead brother. They show no ...

(2 pages) 34 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

How does the Duke's opening speech contribute to Twelfth Night?

The opening speech of Duke Orsino had contributed to Twelfth Night; it tells us the plot, setting and characters of Twelfth Nig ... of love, play on;Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,The appetite may sticken, and so die."Duke Orsino described love just like a monster, which could destroy everything else in life. He was sayin ... death. All else seems to be worthless in the world of love. This opening speech has shown that Duke Orsino is a romantic speaker, It also showed his passion for Olivia, who's a noblewoman in Illyia. H ...

(2 pages) 29 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

12th Night- How is Language Used in Act 2 Scene 4 and Act 3 Scene 1 to Mislead Other Characters?

serious and sincere. It starts off quite formal, but after Feste breaks the ice a bit with a song, Orsino and Viola/Cesario talk about whom they love. For Orsino this is not a big thing, as he talks ... love. For Orsino this is not a big thing, as he talks of Olivia quite a lot, but this is the first Orsino has heard of the person Viola/Cesario loves. This is dramatic irony as the audience all know ...

(3 pages) 28 1 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The different types of love present in Shakespeare play, Twelfth Night. Shakespeare- Twelfth Night

e that the person they love is their same gender! An ideal example of true love is Viola's love for Orsino. She falls in love with Orsino at first sight of him; however, she has disguised herself as a ... strife!Whoe'er I woo, myself would be his wife.Viola is a true lover because she is very sincere to Orsino throughout the play; moreover, obediently carries out Orsino's orders to woo Olivia; she tell ...

(4 pages) 56 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Character Notes on Twelfth Night's Characters Shakespeare- Twelfth Night

so perchance may he be.'However, she forgets about her grief for her brother as she finds out that Orsino, duke of Illyria, is a bachelor. She begins to like him and wants to marry him.'Viola: Orsino ... ants to marry him.'Viola: Orsino! He was a bachelor then.'She disguises as a eunuch and serves Duke Orsino and is known as Cesario. She gets the duty to woo Countess Olivia for Orsino. While she is do ...

(2 pages) 40 0 2.2 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Love and Relationships in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night reveals the main theme of the play. Curio asks, "Will you go hunt, my lord?" And Duke Orsino replies, "Why, so I do, the noblest that I have. O, when mine eyes did see Olivia first, meth ... painful, love is mad, love is foolish, and love is sincere.The first character in the play is Duke Orsino. He seems to be madly, passionately in love with Olivia, who does not return his love. He cla ...

(5 pages) 52 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Deception in "Twelfth Night"

ception involves her disguising herself as a man in order to obtain a job with the Duke of Illyria, Orsino. On the other hand, Maria, Olivia's servant, writes a letter to Malvolio in Olivia's handwrit ... n the wreck. The captain of the shipwrecked vessel advises Viola to go and find a job with the Duke Orsino since she has no family or way to support herself. Viola must disguise herself as a man in or ...

(3 pages) 36 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Love's Impact on "Twelfth Night"

he plot of his play. One type of love he includes is platonic love. Platonic love is experienced by Orsino towards Cesario, Viola's disguised character. Orsino believes Viola's disguise, and sees her ... character. Orsino believes Viola's disguise, and sees her as Cesario, whom he takes to quickly, as Orsino's servant Valentine tells Viola: Orsino "hath known you but three days and already you are in ...

(5 pages) 73 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

What I have learnt after reading "Twelfth Night" Act 1 by Shakespeare

re different things, usually recalled together in a moment of strong feeling. In scene I, line 1-3. Orsino said, ' if music be the food of love, play on ; give me excess of it. Here, Orsino is lovesic ...

(4 pages) 13 0 0.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Comparison between the two heroines of the play "Twelfth Night"(by William Shakespeare): Olivia and Viola.

have been more different. We do not immediately meet Olivia, but are introduced to her through Duke Orsino, who describes her breathtaking beauty. Then, Valentine, who has been sent to woo Olivia for ... manages to keep her wits about her.In matters of love, too, Viola is to be admired. She loves Duke Orsino, and it is true that she is sometimes frustrated at not being able to declare her love for hi ...

(3 pages) 26 1 4.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

12TH NIGHT SHORT

ht," which involves love and the bringing together of three different couples. The Duke of Illyria, Orsino, has a profound love for Olivia. Viola disguises herself as her twin brother, Cesario, whom s ... as her twin brother, Cesario, whom she believed was deceased and was able to work in the employ of Orsino in hopes that she would aid him in enticing Olivia for him. In fact, Cesario, also known as, ...

(1 pages) 352 0 5.0 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Thematic Application of Music In "Twelfth Night"

ffering that accompanies unrequited love, which has obvious ties to the love triangle found between Orsino, Viola and Olivia. Howevera closer analysis of this song may be used to uncover the further t ... t is employed, however, is most closely related to the similarly intense and exaggerated passion of Orsino. His flowery words and lamentations concerning his emotions, such as when he muses on the "sp ...

(4 pages) 26 0 2.3 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Characters from shakesperes tw

rming and admirable heroines, and certainly the most sympathetic of the major "serious" characters (Orsino, Olivia, and herself) in Twelfth Night. Though she's forced to disguise herself as a page, fo ... physically - which can be inferred from the fact that even in male attire she's graceful enough for Orsino to comment on her good looks.But perhaps the most attractive aspect of Viola - to a modern au ...

(13 pages) 831 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Character study I am doing my English character study on

eems quite brave, but the plan does seem a bit over-the-top but very original.Viola travels to duke Orsino and becomes one of his messengers under the name of Cesario, and is an instant hit with the d ... ou but three days, and already you are no stranger." Viola then finds herself in love with the Duke Orsino and becomes jealous when she has to deliver love letters to a woman who does not want the duk ...

(1 pages) 380 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Character Analysis of Malvolio and Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

minor character, and his humiliation seems little more than an amusing subplot to the Viola-Olivia-Orsino love triangle. Many critics have judged his character as an amazing and fantastic one. At the ...

(5 pages) 11 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

General Characterization in Twelfth Night Twelfth Night- William Shakespeare

Duke Orsino:-According to me, the Duke is a very unique and different character. The duke is in love and ... love and the lovely music of a languid and melancholy nature match the mood and personality of Duke Orsino. The Duke is not in love with any one particular person (of course, he loves Lady Olivia); bu ... love from Olivia to Viola within a moment, but, we should not be surprised by this. Feste describes Orsino's love as an opal, a gem which constantly changes its color according to the nature of light. ...

(4 pages) 6 0 5.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare