Twelfth Night Summary

Topics: Love, Twelfth Night, Marriage Pages: 2 (542 words) Published: March 14, 2012
"If this be so, as yet the glass seems true. I shall have shone in this most happy wrack. Bay thou hast said to me a thousand times thouse never shouldst love women like me" Orsino is a powerful nobal man in the country of illeryia. Orsino is love sick for the beautiful lady olivia. But becomes more and more fond of his handsome new page boy, Cesario. Orsino mopes around complaining how heart sick he is over olivia, when it is clear that he loves to be in love. Olivia is a wealthy noble illyria lady. Who is courted by orsino and sir Andrew. But insist she is morning for her brother, who has recently died. And will not marry for seven years.

Orsino, the Duke of lllyria, is in love with his neighbour, the Countess Olivia. She has sworn to avoid men’s company for seven years while she mourns the death of her brother, so rejects him. Nearby a group of sailors arrive on shore with a young woman, Viola, who has survived a shipwreck in a storm at sea. Viola mourns the loss of her twin brother but decides to dress as a boy to get work as a page to Duke Orsino.Despite his rejection Orsino sends his new page Cesario (Viola in disguise) to woo Olivia on his behalf. Viola goes unwillingly as she has already fallen in love at first sight with the duke.

Olivia is attracted by the ‘boy’ and she sends her pompous steward, Malvolio, after him with a ring.Olivia’s uncle, Sir Toby Belch, her servant Maria, and Sir Toby’s friend, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, who is also hoping to woo Olivia, and is being led on by Sir Toby, who is trying to fleece him of his money, all plot to expose the self-love of Malvolio. By means of a false letter they trick him into thinking his mistress Olivia loves him. Malvolio appears in yellow stockings and cross-garters, smiling as they have told him to in the letter. Unaware of the trick the Countess is horrified and has Malvolio shut up in the dark as a madman.Meanwhile Viola’s twin brother, Sebastian, who has also survived the shipwreck, comes to...
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