TWELFTH NIGHT QUOTES - CHARACTER - Orsino / Viola / Olivia / Feste- PT1…
TWELFTH NIGHT QUOTES - CHARACTER - Orsino / Viola / Olivia / Feste- PT1
Viola / Cesario
"What country, friends, is this?"
Viola is active and to the point.
"I'll do my best to woo your lady. [
] Yet, a barful strife! Whoe'er I woo, myself would be his wife.
Would want to marry Orsino if she wasn't pretending to be a man.
Foreshadows the end of the play.
"Strife!" and "Wife." are rhyming couplets.
This recaps the comic scene/ resolution of the play/
"Poor lady, she were better love a dream."
"I:" and "t'unite"
Heroic couplets - this sums up the ending.
Fate or free will?
"My father had a daughter loved a man, As it might be, perhaps, were I a woman,
Riddle and complex language
A little thing would make me tell them how much I lack or a man.
She wants the revel herself
"If music be the food of love, play on. Gives me excess of it; that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die [Music resumes.]"
The music is light heartened.
Spirit of love is received like how the sea receives things.
"Marble - breasted tyrant, still"
"I'll sacrifice the lamb that I do love, to spite a raven's heart within a dove.".
"O, you are sick of self-love, Malvolio
So 'puffed up' with self importance
"Be not offended, dear Cesario."
First time Seb sees Olivia
She wants to be seen as gentle
"Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage"
In the past, a person couldn't get divorce. This means that death is better than a bad marriage / divorce.
"Better a witty fool and a foolish wit."
"How quickly the wrong side may be turned outward."
The instability of languge