• Roles, Wrongs, and Revenge-Malvolio in Twelfth Night

    Author(s):
    Michael L. Hays (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Renaissance / Early Modern Studies, Shakespeare
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6959C70R
    Abstract:
    Establishes the division of characters between Maria/Toby/Feste and Malvolio, and their respective behaviors, characteristics, and values; shows the difficult, though sanctioned position, in which Malvolio’s role as steward places him; and traces Olivia’s (and later Orsino’s) regard for him in that role. Correlates the dichotomy between the two divisions with the contrasting responses—public revelry and religious observance—to Twelfth Night, and thus interprets the subtitle, unique in the Shakespeare canon, as a choice between unrestrained pleasure and religious peace.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    4 years ago
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