Twelfth Night Questions and Answers
"Like a worm i' the bud, feed on her damask cheek. She pined in thought, And with a green and yellow melancholy." What does that mean?
What is the significance of the final song Feste sings in Act 5, Scene 1 in Twelfth Night, and what does Shakespeare want to tell us with the song?
What are the similarities and differences in Viola's and Olivia's circumstances in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night?
In the play Twelfth Night, what are the circumstances of the quote? O' what a deal of scorn looks beautiful In the contempt and anger of his lip. A murd'rous guilt shows not itself more soon Than love that would seem hid: love's night is noon
Point out the literary devices used in Malvolio's speech throughout act 3, scene 4 of Twelfth Night, relating them to the theme of social hierarchy or lust of power.
“I'll sacrifice the lamb that I do love/To spite a raven's heart within a dove.” Who is the the lamb and who is the dove in Twelfth Night?
What does "If music be the food of love, play on; / Give me excess of it, that surfeiting, / The appetite may sicken, and so die" mean?
What is the meaning of the following extract from act 1, scene 1, lines 9–14 of Twelfth Night, and how does it convey the character of Orsino? “O spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou, / That notwithstanding thy capacity / Receiveth as the sea, naught enters there, / Of what validity and pitch so e’er, / But falls into abatement and low price / Even in a minute!”
What are the different kinds of love (e.g., loving oneself) explored by Shakespeare in the play Twelfth Night?
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