Twelfth Night Act 3 scene 4

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Through out this scene there are many events that take place involving an ample amount of characters they have different themes and are written in different styles of writing.

Olivia is one of the main characters in this scene in the beginning she is talking quietly to the audience visualising possible situations of what she might do if Cesario arrives. She then calls Malvolio. Malvolio utters confusing words to Olivia she is absolutely confused to her Malvolio seems like a mad man as he goes on about cross gartering. Olivia is especially confused when Malvolio starts quoting this from the letter which she is supposed to have wrote. She then goes off to meet Cesario and leaves Sir Toby to take charge of Malvolio

"Good Maria, let this fellow be looked to. Where is my cousin Toby?"

She then disappears for a large amount of the scene and returns when she is trying to charm Cesario by giving him a picture of himself.

She is later rejected and leaves and doesn't return in that scene.

Although Maria does not play a vital role in this scene her presence is still there. At the beginning she tells her lady Olivia that Malvolio is acting in a strange manner knowing full well why "He's coming Madam, but in very strange manner. He is sure possessed, madam"

When Malvolio is quoting parts of the letter Maria is the only person present that knows the true explanation to this encounter. Maria along with Sir Toby and Fabian take it in their stride to make fun of Malvolio telling him to say his prayers. She then exits for the rest of the scene.

Malvolio is probably one of the more humoured characters in this scene which contradicts what he is in most of the...