twelfth night

twelfth night

  • Submitted By: Rwalker32
  • Date Submitted: 03/11/2014 12:41 PM
  • Category: English
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The book “Twelfth Night” is written by William Shakespeare. In the book he uses humour. Shakespeare uses 4 types of humour which are: dramatic irony which is when the audience knows something that the character doesn’t, disguise is where someone is being someone else, mistaken identity where someone thinks a character is someone else, and word play/punning where the same sound or word have different meanings.

The first type of humour is dramatic irony. When Orsino says to viola
“For shall yet belie thy happy years
That say thou arta man”
Orsino is unaware that he is talking to a woman instead of a man when he is basically saying for a man you’re not very manly. Whereas viola and the audience know that he is not a she. The also emphasises other aspects of Shakespeare humour which are disguise and mistaken identity because Orsino doesn’t know that viola is a women so this means her identity is mistaken also that she is in disguise .

You are a woman born ahead of your time. Sadly your parents belong to a generation who didn't have choices about who they married, so they can't understand why you'd want to choose for yourself when they have worked hard to find such a noble suitor for you. It is a clash of ideologies and lifestyles. Confide in your Nurse and the Friar for counsel, they might be able to help

I have just come back from India where water is very precious. When we want water we just turn on the tap but in India people have to walk miles then queue for ages. Just so they have enough to live.
It sometimes just drips out even though you have waited in a queue for hours. But while i was there one of the main pipes burst and people came from everywhere. It was an eruption of activity people got anything they could use, pots, pans and old buckets to fill. Hundreds of naked children splashed as the water gushed out.
The next day the water stopped and there was no water for days and people had to walk even further and...

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