Some Structure in Twelfth Night. A look at key structural devices with heavy emphasis on that shining star of thinking and writing, CONTRAST! . repetition. Virtually always worth discussing a whole body paragraph can be written on repetition, if warranted Look for a repetition of ideas
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Look for a repetition of
characters’ uses of language
themeThink about contrasts in terms of
3.4.243 - 249.
“Make me a willow cabin at your gate
And call upon my soul within the house,
Write loyal cantons of contemnèd love
And sing them loud even in the dead of night,
Hallow your name to the reverberate hills
And make the babbling gossip of the air
Cry out ‘Olivia!’… 1.5.271 - 277. And...
More than I love these eyes, more than my life,
More by all mores than e’er I shall love wife.
If I do feign, you witnesses above,
Punish my life for tainting of my love.” 5.1.138 -142.
Whereas when Malvolio speaks to the revelers, Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, the fool, and Maria, he declares, “My masters, are you mad? Or what are you? Have you no wit, manners, honesty but to gabble like tinkers at this time of night?…Is there no respect of place, persons, nor time in you?”
2.3.87 - 92.