Journeys end in lovers meeting
"Journeys end in lovers meeting,
Every wise man's son doth know."
The secondary characters in Twelfth Night carry the real
comic portion of the plot. Feste, the jester (or Fool) who sings
the lines above, prophetically echos the mood of the play. Earlier
we learned that twin siblings, Sebastian and Viola, were separated
when their ship was wrecked in a storm at sea. They both end up on
the island of Illyria, independently, where each of them finds true
love, with Olivia and Orsino respectively. The song by Feste the
jester, while applying to both sets of lovers, is more directed
toward his mistress, Olivia: "O mistress mine, where are you
roaming? O, stay and hear; your true love's coming."