Twelfth Night | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Maurice Hunt

This literature criticism consists of approximately 16 pages of analysis & critique of Twelfth Night.
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Critical Essay by Maurice Hunt

SOURCE: Hunt, Maurice. “The Religion of Twelfth Night.CLA Journal 37, no. 2 (1993): 189-203.

In the following essay, Hunt discusses the attitudes toward providence expressed by various characters in Twelfth Night, as well as the play’s satirical treatment of Puritanism.

Much has been written about the Christian allusions in Twelfth Night, especially those to the Feasts of Epiphany and Candelmas. Foremost among critics adopting a Christian perspective is R. Chris Hassel, who has illustrated the relevance for the play of certain liturgical events in the Church year.1 Recently Shakespeare's comic staging of the Annunciation has been demonstrated in Twelfth Night.2 Yet despite these Christian allusions (and other, more generalized ones to the idea of being a good steward of one's talents), the religion of Twelfth Night is not as consistently Christian as might be...

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