Act II, Scene 1 Summary and Analysis
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...
(The entire section is 512 words.)