Lies and Deceit in Twelfth Night

  • Created by: nittyniz
  • Created on: 08-04-21 11:04
View mindmap
  • Lies and Deceit
    • There is a fair behaviour in thee, captain, / And though that nature with a beauteous wall /  Doft oft close in pollution... (1.2 Viola to Captain)
      • Sets up tone of the play - outside does not match inside
    • ...this youth's perfections / With an invisible and subtle stealth... (1.5 Olivia about Cesario)
      • "Stealth" - victim, Cesario has robbed her, diguise
    • You must know of me, then Antonio, my name / Is Sebastian; which I called Roderigo (2.1 Sebastian)
    • But let concealment, Like a worm i'th bud, / Feed on her damask cheek (2.4 Viola to Orsino)
      • Resonates with relationship between love and food in the play
    • I am not what I am (3.1 Viola to Olivia)
      • Olivia cannot love her
    • ...and I would I were the first that ever dissembled in such a gown (4.2 Feste)
      • Crack at priests - not virtuous - frauds
    • Maintain no words with him, good fellow. (As Feste) Who, I, sir? Not I, sir...(As Sir Topas) Marry, amen (4.2 Feste)
      • Voice and language are also costumes and disguises
    • Alas, Malvolio, this is not my writing... (5.1 Olivia)
      • Malvolio is a bad reader


No comments have yet been made

Similar English Literature resources:

See all English Literature resources »See all Twelfth Night or What You Will resources »