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Twelfth Night

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“Twelfth Night” Review
Topic: Unspoken Love
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A. Viola (in her disguise as Cesario) comes to Olivia to deliver the speech Orsino has sent her to carry. It is his message of love for Olivia, however, Cesario sets aside the prepared message and proceeds to tell Olivia what he would do if he were in love with her. It sets the stage for Olivia to fall in love with Viola, yet dressed and known as the man Cesario.
B. ”Make me a willow cabin at your gate And call upon my soul within the house,
Write loyal cantons of contemnèd love, And sing them loud even in the dead of night;
Hallow your name to the reverberate hills, And make the babbling gossip of the air
Cry out ’Olivia!’ O, you should not rest Between the elements of air and earth
But you should pity me.” (237-245)
C.”Make me a cabin at your gate and call upon my heart within the house, Write loyal words of true love, And sing them loud even in the dead of night so all can hear, Hallow your name above the hills, And make the babbling gossip of the air cry out’ Olivia!’ O, you should not rest Between the elements of air and earth But you should pity me for my love for you is painfully never ending.”
D. Viola (as Cesario) is stating that if she were Orsino, she would be outside Olivia’s gate night and day, proclaiming her love, until Olivia took “pity” on her for the strength of that love (as if she were Cesario).
E. Olivia is falling in love with Viola (a woman playing the role of a man) trying to help Olivia fall in love with her Lord. But she does not know that Cesario (Viola) is a woman.

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A. Maria sends a letter to Malvolio speaking of her love for him as if she were Olivia. She gives him silly, embarrassing gestures with costumes to wear to show his love for her.
B. “Daylight and champaign discovers not more. This is open. I will be proud, I will read politic authors, I will baffle...

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