Love in Twelfth Night Essay - 727 Words
Twelfth Night: Love as a Cause of Suffering
"Now, the melancholy god protect thee; and the tailor make thy doublet of changeable taffeta, for thy mind is a very opal." -Feste to Orsino (2.4.73-75)
By Alivia Hannant
“I do not now fool myself, to let my imagination jade me, for every reason excites to this, that my lady loves me!”
The Language of Love in Twelfth Night Essay - 2005 …
Several characters in Twelfth Night suffer from some version of love-melancholy.
Orsino shows symptoms of this like lethargy, inactivity, and interest in music and poetry.
However, it can be suggested that certain elements of Twelfth Night are not interpreted to be purely comedic; Shakespeare has incorporated serious and controversial subjects such as the idea of genuine love, the patriarchy of the time and the cruel gulling of Malvolio....