William Shakespeare | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by B. S. Field, Jr.

This literature criticism consists of approximately 10 pages of analysis & critique of William Shakespeare.
This section contains 2,904 words
(approx. 10 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by B. S. Field, Jr.

Critical Essay by B. S. Field, Jr.

SOURCE: Field, B. S., Jr. “Fate, Fortune, and Twelfth Night.Michigan Academician 6, no. 2 (fall 1973): 193-99.

In the following essay, Field considers the reactions of characters in Twelfth Night to the whims of fortune and fate.

Most critics of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night agree that the central characters of the play are Viola and Malvolio, that one represents behavior to be emulated and the latter shows us behavior to be shunned. C. L. Barber, among the most representative and influential of modern critics of this play, in Shakespeare's Festive Comedy1 observes that Viola, because of her mastery of courtesy in the play, is the central character who serves as a standard of right behavior by which others in the play may be judged. The fact has been pointed out so often by subsequent critics...

(read more)

This section contains 2,904 words
(approx. 10 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by B. S. Field, Jr.