Twelfth Night Essay | Humor in Act 2 Scene 5 of Twelfth Night

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Humor in Act 2 Scene 5 of Twelfth Night

Summary: Analyzes the play Twelth Night, by William Shakespeare. Discusses the humour found in Act2 scene 5 of the play. Describes how this scene affects audience anticipation for the rest of the play.
In Act 2 scene 5 the mood is very lighthearted and is full of theatrical comedy, we find Sir Toby, Sir Andrew and their friend Fabian hidden away as they await Malvolio to stumble upon the letter supposedly written by Olivia. Even though they are hidden the audience can still see their reactions and hear their comments, which adds to the melodramatic aspect of the scene. The audience is anxious to see what unravels next as they know Maria purposely wrote the letter in order to fool Malvolio.

Malvolio's entrance to the scene immediately creates comedy as even before he finds the letter we find him fantasizing about being "Count Malvolio", this notion creates humor as it seems that Malvolio has forgot he is merely Olivia's steward not her social equal despite his is conceited self-righteousness. The farce is enhanced by comments made by the...

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