Becoming a boy she now works for Orsino who she is now in love with. On another twist Olivia is in love with Cesario which is Olivia. Everyone seems to be confused about their sexuality and gender throughout the play. Viola's brother, Sebastian turns up and, believing him to be Viola (who Olivia thinks is a boy) she asks him to marry her and he does. Viola's identity is revealed and Orsino falls in love with her and they marry and it is revealed that Sir Toby and Maria have also married.
THTR301 Essay for Final Exam 5/20/2015 Twelfth Night and its Double Plot Shakespeare’s play exemplifies love dilemmas by combining two inter-related plots that contradict and complement each other. The major plot involves the courtship and love dilemmas of Duke Orsino, Lady Olivia, and Viola. The subplot focuses on the merriments and hilarious interactions of Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, Maria, and Malvolio. In the first plot, Viola is involved in a shipwreck and believes that his twin brother is dead. In a conversation with the captain, she learns of the courtship between Orsino and Olivia.
Introduction Both Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing are both love stories, however Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy and Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy. Many relationships are brought to light during both plays and the audience discover all these relationships are different and their love for each other is portrayed in different ways. In Much Ado About Nothing Claudio and Hero fall in love, break apart, and then fall in love again, while at the same time, Beatrice and Benedick are being tricked into loving each other. This is very different from Romeo and Juliet as Romeo and Juliet are in a constant struggle for their love. Shakespeare’s plays Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing both contain the elements of; love at first sight, manipulation of love and a detailed love story.
Jessica Lipori Mrs. Kabboord AP Lit, Period 6 05 November 2013 Malvolio’s Major Flaw: Self-love Throughout Twelfth Night, the main theme is love. Each character is either in love or focused on wooing one for another, though the play focuses on the love triangle between Orsino, Viola (Cesario), and Olivia. Even with the great love between characters in the play, there is an element of self-love. Malvolio woos Olivia even though his greatest love is himself. Malvolio’s major flaw is self-love; and this trait leads him to be prideful, value himself above others, and believe that he is the victim in any given circumstance.
He is a wealthy young man yet so self-absorbed and demanding. The Capulets chose him and think very much of him to be the perfect man for their daughter, Juliet. He is more possessive than he is romantic and an example of this would be when he called Juliet his wife before they even got married. Paris is conflicted with a few situations, first he wasn’t given permission straight away to marry Juliet, then she refuses to marry him since she is already “secretly” married to Romeo. When Tybalt is killed, Lady Capulet, Lord Capulet, and Paris think she is unhappy because of her cousin’s death, which makes Paris respond to this conflict by scheduling the wedding earlier to make Juliet happy again, and that’s one of the biggest conflicts since she told Friar Lawrence she would rather do the most dangerous things than marry Paris.
He describes her looks as he says: "O, she is rich in beauty, only poor". Romeo talks of his unattainable love to the beautiful Rosaline. He sees Rosaline as strong, for she would never be hit by cupid's arrow. This is an example of courtly love. Now think about Romeo’s “love at first sight” with Juliet, they cannot get enough of each other, weakened at each other’s disappearance.
In the play you can see familial, friendly, unrequited, true, and sexual love. All the different types of love and the relationships that came with it are the cause of the tragic ending of Othello the Moor and the gentle Desdemona. The first type of love that you see in the play is family love. The relationship between Brabantio and Desdemona in the play is very strained seeing as how she ran off to get married without his consent, which back in the day was a big no-no. You can still see the love that they have for each other when Desdemona says “To you I am bound for life and education; / My life and education both do learn me/ How to respect you.
Tyler Rhoades Period 4 English 8 1 March 2012 Comparison of Othello vs. Much Ado About Nothing As a writer, it appears that Shakespeare was a fan of incorporating the the themes of love and heartbreak into his plays. In his play “Othello”, a Venetian general, Othello, is in love with his wife, Desdemona, but is mislead by his trusted friend Iago, and is made to distrust and eventually kill his wife. “Much Ado About Nothing” involves an Italian soldier, Claudio, and his soon-to-be wife Hero, being torn apart by the jealousy of Claudio's acquaintance Don John. Many of the characters in both of these plays can be grouped together in pairs so that, although there are some differences in their backgrounds, their basic roles in Shakespeare's writing are generally the same. The first set of characters, the protagonists, are the main love stories in each play: Othello and his wife, Desdemona, in “Othello”, and Claudio and his fiance, Hero.
Cecily tells Lady Bracknell how she is engaged to Algernon and after much questioning gives her consent to the marriage. There is a common theme of love in this section with both Algernon and Jack revealing their true love for Gwendolen and Cecily. One aspect of comedy that Wilde has perfectly placed in this section is Algernon’s contradiction of views on marriage. This links with earlier in the play, when he expresses how there is nothing romantic in a proposal of marriage; whereas now he has found love, his view has completely changed. Wilde constantly contradicts the direct speech from the characters.
We see the lovers Lysander, Hermia, and Demetrius, who have a love triangle problem such that the two males are in love with the same woman. The problem is further complicated by the fact that Hermia’s father wants her to marry Demetrius, or to be put to death. Although the problem seems a bit excessive with the father wanting his daughter’s death, it is still plausible. Shakespeare also notes that Demetrius was once in love with Helena creating more tension to the love triangle. This entire problem is brought in daylight before the duke, Theseus.