How are the lower class in "Twelfth Night" conveyed? for example feste
How are the lower class in "Twelfth Night" conveyed?
for example feste
Shakespeare himself was unusual among the ranks of Elizabethan dramatists in that he had not attended a university and did not come from an upper-class family—on the contrary, his father was a farmer and, subsequently, a glove-maker, and Shakespeare was only educated because he was lucky enough to live in Stratford, where schooling was free for boys. Despite his personal experience of transgressing class boundaries, however, the prospect of working class people moving from one class to another is treated with some ridicule in this play.
Malvolio, who dresses above his station and uses diction more suited to upper class speakers, is ultimately punished for thinking he could elevate his own...
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