Essays Tagged: "Feste"

Jester, Clowns, Buffons, in Twelfh Night

ck character on the stage, a stylized comic figure'. InWilliam Shakespeare's comedy, Twelfth Night, Feste the clown isnot the only fool who is subject to foolery. He and many othercharacters combine t ... appearance wise (clothes, physical features) they may bedifferent. In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Feste's role in thisIllyrian comedy is significant because 'Illyria is a countrypermeated with the s ...

(5 pages) 83 1 5.0 Nov/1996

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

Is the character of Malvolio from Shakepreares Twelfth Night 'notoriously abused'? This was my courswork for AS level English Literature and i achieved 81 out of 90 which is an A.

imately got what he deserved. Malvolio, who is prim, proper and with little sense of humour offends Feste, Olivia's fool, early on in the play by telling Olivia, 'I marvel your ladyship takes delight ... line 73) Malvolio proceeds to offend the other members of the household as well as further annoying Feste in Act 2 scene 3 after finding Maria, Olivia's maid, Sir Toby Belch, a relative of Olivia, his ...

(10 pages) 79 1 4.3 Oct/2003

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

Twelfth Night - Analysis of Fools.

ck character on the stage, a stylized comic figure". InWilliam Shakespeare's comedy, Twelfth Night, Feste the clown isnot the only fool who is subject to foolery. He and many othercharacters combine t ... appearance wise (clothes, physical features) they may bedifferent. In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Feste's role in thisIllyrian comedy is significant because "Illyria is a countrypermeated with the s ...

(5 pages) 70 1 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparison of Shakespeare's comedies: "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Twelfth Night", and "Much Ado About Nothing."

sed deceit. Viola dressed as Cesario as fooled everyone. She even had Olivia fall in love with her. Feste is portrayed as a fool, but he is really quite wise. He deceives everyone and draws attention ... upid, but is actually observing and tells the reader more straight forward what is going on. He and Feste are very important characters for the benefit of the readers. In Much Ado About Nothing, decep ...

(4 pages) 80 0 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > A Midsummer Night's Dream

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

In Act 2 Scene 3 of Twelfth Night Feste enters the scene to have a drink and share some jokes with Sir Toby and Sir Andrew, who are bo ... with Sir Toby and Sir Andrew, who are both by this stage very drunk. Sir Toby requests a song from Feste, and this is seconded by Sir Andrew amidst a paragraph's worth of meaningless gibberish that h ... ew amidst a paragraph's worth of meaningless gibberish that he spews forth in his intoxicated state.Feste asks of the two, "Would you have a love song, or a song of good life?" The answer comes back f ...

(5 pages) 37 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Explain how the actor playing Malvolio in Shakespeares 'Twelfth Night' should show his reactions in Act 2 Scene 3 and Act 4 Scene 2, giving reasons

ing or engaging in some form of relaxation) to stop the disturbing noise that Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, Feste and Maria are making in a different part of the house.He bursts in on the scene with a flurry ... it appears that by this stage he may well have started to think a whole lot less of himself as well.Feste (dressed as Sir Topas) begins to 'play' with Malvolio psychologically, and for this Malvolio w ...

(4 pages) 44 0 4.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Letter sent by Sir Toby to a friend in Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night', after the trick has been played on Malvolio but before the effects have been seen

any and foolery of not only myself but also Sir Andrew, Maria and that most accomplished of fools - Feste, the house's jester. Please do consider it, for you are always welcome.Hoping to see you soon, ...

(3 pages) 26 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Twelfth Night has been described as one of the saddest of Shakespeare's Comedies. Disscuss.

r it. His love is not a selfish one, so I find it very sad that he ends up alone apparently ignored.Feste differs from these two in that at no point does he express feelings of love for another charac ... ter. In addition to this, his final song seems quite sad (it is the same one used in King Lear) and Feste is often represented at this point as leaving the household, having finally gone too far and b ...

(9 pages) 41 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

t. In Act 2 Scene 4, the tradition is not comprehensible, however, in Act 3 Scene 1, it is, as both Feste and Viola/Cesario are making jokes with one another. The selected paragraphs are where people ... be if it was written in prose, but quite 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 Orsi ...

(3 pages) 28 1 5.0 Sep/2004

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

Twelfth Night - Analysis of Fools

ck character on the stage, a stylized comic figure". InWilliam Shakespeare's comedy, Twelfth Night, Feste the clown isnot the only fool who is subject to foolery. He and many othercharacters combine t ... appearance wise (clothes, physical features) they may bedifferent. In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Feste's role in thisIllyrian comedy is significant because "Illyria is a countrypermeated with the s ...

(5 pages) 38 0 3.0 Apr/2005

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

How the Scenes 2,3 and 4,2 from Twelfth Night could be Staged

hem in darkness. As he is in prison he could be in shackles or chains and be kneeling and pleading. Feste would be on the stairs or at the top of them, looking down on Malvolio and taunting him. He wo ...

(2 pages) 11 0 2.0 May/2005

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

"There is no feast without cruelty" To what extent does this apply to "Twelfth Night"?

ir revenges.When Malvolio is tricked by the under-the-stairs crowd (Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, Maria and Feste), they take joy from inflicting cruelty upon Malvolio. It is debatable on whether Malvolio des ... far.Revenge is a classic example of when "there is no feast without cruelty". Revenge is sought by Feste when Malvolio purposely offends him in front of Olivia. This is when the 'feast' is Malvolio's ...

(4 pages) 16 0 4.0 Feb/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.

intelligent; Viola a little more so. She can hold her own against Olivia, Maria, and even the fool Feste. However, the main reason we find her a rather fascinating character is that she is at her eas ... ter is that she is at her ease in any situation; whether philosophizing with the Duke, jesting with Feste or conversing with Olivia. In Olivia's case, though we never see her put down by anybody, she ...

(3 pages) 26 1 4.0 Sep/2006

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

The Thematic Application of Music In "Twelfth Night"

he action and themes of the play. This thought certainly holds true for the music made by the clown Feste in Act II, scene IV. His short rhyme tells the painful story of the suffering that accompanies ... uise.From unrequited love springs death. This overly dramatic statement serves as the story line of Feste's song, mirroring much of the story of Twelfth Night where three characters become the victims ...

(4 pages) 26 0 2.3 Sep/2007

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

The theme of masks, tweflth ni

s imagery through all of his characters in the play, but especially the two characters of Viola and Feste.The perfect example of the use of the masking imagery can be seen through Feste. Acting as a w ... of the use of the masking imagery can be seen through Feste. Acting as a wiseman and not the fool, Feste shows the development of masks. Feste tries to "conceal [him] for what [he] is"(1.2) because h ...

(4 pages) 539 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

How does Shakespeare create comic effect in the first part of the play?

. In terms of comedy, one must focus on the wordplays, puns and other such devices. In this regard, Feste, Olivia's fool, presents the perfect example: his wittiness provides plenty of humor for the a ... : "he that is well hanged in this world needs to fear no colours." (Act I Scene 5). In saying that, Feste means that once you are dead you need not fear the sight of enemy flags, but also that you nee ...

(3 pages) 1 0 0.0 May/2014

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