Twelfth Night Essay | Use and Significance of Soliloquy in "Twelfth Night"

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Use and Significance of Soliloquy in "Twelfth Night"

Summary: William Shakespeare's use and significance of soliloquy in the play "Twelfth Night."
Soliloquy means a dramatic form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself, or revealing his or her thoughts without addressing a listener. In the play Twelfth Night, known as the most entertaining and complete comedy of Shakespeare, soliloquy plays an important role on introducing the main themes, revealing the truth, providing amusement, unfold and develops the plot and helps the characterization of the important characters such as Orsino, Olivia and Malvolio.

The play opens with the powerful soliloquy spoken by Orsino. "If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it" It is evident that the theme of love will be the most prominent element that forms the play. It also gives us Orsino's interpretation of love. "O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound that breathes upon a bank of violets...

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