Twelfth Night Essay | Deceiving Disguises in Twelfth Night

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Deceiving Disguises in Twelfth Night

Summary: Discusses the William Shakespeare play, Twelfth Night. Describes how the masks that the characters use mislead others. Considers how disguises that they have put on are to conceal their true idealistic personalities, but in some cases fail, therefore revealing their legitimate character.
Filled with self-consciousness, love, and overconfidence, the characters from Twelfth Night hide their true selves, weaknesses, and feelings. The disguises that they have put on are to conceal their true idealistic personalities, but in some cases fail, therefore revealing their legitimate character. Viola, a lonely woman, has created both an inner and outer disguise to hide her identity, whereas Sir Andrew, a rich knight, attempts to disguise himself as a witty and educated man. Then there is a character like Malvolio, a conceited servant of a rich countess, who fantasizes about being a powerful count, but instead wallows in his arrogance.

Ignorance plays a strong role when it comes to hiding who one really is, especially when you allow others to take advantage of your wealth and mind, like Sir Andrew Aguecheek. After several puns told by Maria, a waiting gentle-woman, Sir Andrew remarks "Methinks...

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