The Overabundance of Emotion in "Twelfth Night" Analytical Essay by Top Papers

The Overabundance of Emotion in "Twelfth Night"
An analysis of the themes of love and grief in William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."
# 133865 | 1,250 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Drama and Theater (English) , Literature (English) , Shakespeare (Twelfth Night)

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The paper focuses on the characters of Orsino and Olivia and attempts to prove that Shakespeare, through this comedy, unveils the ludicrousness and inappropriateness of extravagant and sentimental emotion. After setting out this central argument, the paper commences an analysis of the two characters, the emotions they represent, and the appropriateness of the mythical Illyria.

From the Paper:

"Regrettably, many scholarly articles and studies of Twelfth Night tend to downplay the literary importance of the play by categorizing it (and this is but one example) as "a genial, charming play.'" Of course, there isn't anything inherently abominable about being either genial or charming, but these two words do not do justice to Shakespeare's deceptively "light" play. Twelfth Night is not a tragedy, but this does not prevent Shakespeare from exploring, through comedy, several fundamental themes of human existence: love, grief, and desire. This paper, then, will analyze Shakespeare's exploration of these existential themes as they appear in..."

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