Twelfth Night Act II, Scene 1 Summary and Analysis

William Shakespeare

Act II, Scene 1 Summary and Analysis

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Antonio: a sea captain, friend to Sebastian, who wishes to serve him

Sebastian: Viola’s twin brother, who survives the shipwreck and initially believes Viola has drowned

This short scene serves the purpose of letting us know that Sebastian, Viola’s twin brother, has reached the shores of Illyria. We need this information to prepare our understanding of later scenes.

Sebastian tells us a little about himself, thus informing us that he has a twin sister. He thinks that she drowned while he managed to gain safety.

He wishes to separate from Antonio and wander about the area. But shortly afterward, he contradicts himself in this...

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