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Character Notes On Twelfth Night's Characters Shakespeare Twelfth Night

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1. Viola: She is the daughter of Sebastian Messaline. She has survived a ship wreck but thinks that has lost her brother. She worries about her brother a lot.'Viola: O my poor brother! And 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! 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 doing her job, Countess Olivia likes Viola. Viola gets to know about it and ...view middle of the document...

'Olivia: A gracious person. But yet I cannot love him.'Viola comes to woo Olivia for her master. Olivia finds Viola very interesting and attractive. Olivia removes her veil for the first time after her brother's death just for Viola.'Olivia: Even so quickly may one catch the plague?'3. Toby: Sir Toby is a comic character. He is Olivia's uncle. He is a great juggler with words, even when he's been drinking. He is almost always drunk.'Sir Toby: Confine? I'll confine myself no finer than I am; these clothes are good enough to drink in...'He wants his niece to marry, Sir Andrew, whom everybody thinks that he is stupid and an idiot.'Sir Andrew: Good Mistress Mary Accost.'Sir Toby puns a lot, is a very clever man and has a very dirty humour too.'Sir Toby: He plays the o;th;viol-de-gamboys...'4. Maria: Maria is Olivia's gentlewoman. She is in charge of the whole house. She is very bossy. She has the authority to even tell off her mistress's uncle, Sir Toby Belch, for coming home late and being drunk.'Maria: ... you must confine yourself within the modest limits of order.'She is also very clever and can also juggle with words.5. Orsino: He is the Duke of Illyria. He loves or pretends to love Olivia, the countess, despite the fact that she doesn't like him. He rather boasts with his love.'Orsino: If music be the food of love, play on;...'He also puns but very rarely.'Orsino: The Hart.'Shakespeare gives Orsino a distinctive way of speaking.'Orsino: ...address thy gait unto her...'

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