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Who is behind the plot of revenge against Malvolio and why?

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thrash | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 2, 2007 at 1:47 AM via web

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Who is behind the plot of revenge against Malvolio and why?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 2, 2007 at 6:01 AM (Answer #1)

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The plot against Malvolio is found in Twelfth Night (rather than Othello). In that play, Sir Toby Belch, Fabian, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek all take part in the revenge plot on Malvolio.

As far as why, it seems a combination of factors. The strongest is that Sir Toby finds Malvolio's manner (which springs from his character) irritating. They also do this because they can, and because they find it amusing.

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