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Why is Twelfth Night A Comedy?
It's a comedy because the Countess Olivia falls in love with a girl who is pretending to be a boy named Cesario, however, 'Cesario' or real name Viola, has a twin brother called Sebastian (They were separated at a ship wreck, and if you are wondering why shes pretending to be a boy its because she needs work to earn money) and Olivia bumps into Sebastian thinking its 'Cesario' and she repeats her love for 'Cesario' to Sebastian. Olivia asks Sebastian to marry her, Sebastian however is completely oblivious to whats happening but seen as Olivia is beautiful he agrees. In the end all the confusion of identity works out, and Olivia keeps her vows to Sebastian and 'Cesario' comes clean about being a girl and the Duke who she is deeply in love with finally realises that he loves her.
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It is based on a short story "Of Apolonius and Silla" by Barnabe Rich, which in turn was based on a story by Matteo Bandello. The plot is of a young girl, Viola, who is shipwr…ecked in a hostile country and disguises herself as a young man to get a job with the local duke Orsino. Orsino is in love with a lady called Olivia and sends his new servant (called Cesario but really Viola in disguise) to persuade Olivia to reciprocate. Unfortunately Olivia falls for Cesario instead. Meanwhile Viola falls in love with Orsino, who is in love with Olivia, who is in love with Viola, who . . . you get the picture. The resolution comes about by the arrival of Viola's identical twin brother who went missing in the same shipwreck. He and Viola believe each other to have drowned. There is a subplot about the humiliation of Olivia's sour and puritanical head steward, Malvolio, at the hands of Olivia's other servants, her drunken cousin, and a foolish young man hoping to marry Olivia.
Answer Because it's the twelfth night after Christmas. The feast of the Epiphany, January 6. always a night for a big party. There would be a cake - in France th…ere still is - and in the cake, a bean, Whoever got the bean in his slice became King for the night, in honour of the Three kings. There might also be entertainment. Shakespeare wrote a play for the occasion.
Twelfth Night is a play by Shakespeare about a shipwrecked young woman named Viola who disguises herself as a man to work as a manservant. She falls in love with her maste…r, who is in love with a woman named Olivia. Olivia, in turn, is in love with Viola, who she believes to be a young man.
IT was a comedy.
the romantic comedy is love and love in its different shade.they were comedy of love.many types of love in the play.all important characters in the play are lovers expect the …clown .
Twelfth Night is a comedy. There are many types of comedy in Twelfth Night such as situation comedy and word play. Elizabethans loved word play!
The title suggests that it was at Twelfth Night or Epiphany which falls on January 6. However, there are no lines in the play which suggest that this is the case. Indeed the t…ime setting was very vague and it can be and has been set very convincingly at a time several centuries after Shakespeare'd death. The title of the play is, in full, "Twelfth Night, or What You Will". The Stationer's Register shows that someone else wrote a play called "What You Will" at almost the same time. It is possible that this other play came out just as Shakespeare was finishing his play, which he intended to have the same title. He wouldn't want his play to be confused with the other one, and so quickly attached the name "Twelfth Night", perhaps because the play was to be premiered then. The Christmas and Epiphany seasons were popular times for the King or Queen to command special performances of plays at court, and so might be the occasion for a premiere.
Orsino and Olivia Sebastian and Viola Sir Toby and Maria
Yes, both unrequited love and mistaken identity are key plot elements in Twelfth Night. Orsino is introduced as someone pining for the love of Olivia, which he cannot win. Vio…la is also in love with Orsino which she cannot disclose without revealing that she is a woman. Olivia is in love with Viola, believing her to be a man, a love which cannot be requited. The near-identical twins Viola and Sebastian give rise to a number of mistakes as to identity. Antonio, thinking she is Sebastian, asks Viola for a return of his money. Sir Andrew and Sir Toby, thinking that they are dealing with Viola, attack Sebastian and get beaten up. Finally, Olivia marries Sebastian thinking he is Viola.
the basic moral i guess is that you shouldn't be pompous like malvolio or your friends will play a trick.
Sir Toby decieving sir Andrew, Olivia decieving her own true nature by mourning, viola decieving everybody by pretending she is male etc.
It's not a comedy from the point of view of Malvolio.
Check the ending. Any funerals? Nope. Any weddings? Yep. It's a comedy.
Absolutely! Twelfth Night is the classic case of mistaken identity. It's absolutely hilarious in places, although it's true that some of Shakespeare's other works are better k…nown for their humor. Also, Twelfth Night is one of the few Shakespeare plays in which no one dies. If you aren't familiar with Shakespeare's works, you should know that this is kind of a big deal.
The definition of a romantic comedy, is one in which there is light-hearted humor that revolves around a tale of romance. Shakespeare\\'s Twelfth Night was an example of a rom…antic comedy.
If you had seen the play, this would be obvious. It's a romantic comedy.