Twelfth Night Essay | Explore with Close Textual Reference Shakespeare's Presentation of Feste in Twelfth Night

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Explore with Close Textual Reference Shakespeare's Presentation of Feste in Twelfth Night

Summary: The presentation of the character Feste in Twelfth Night; Shakespeare.
Feste is a jester, clown or fool who moves between the homes of Olivia and Orsino. During the Renaissance, monarchs and some noble families had fools or clowns in their households as entertainers- to sing, make witty observations and play practical jokes. Shakespeare usually includes at least one clown in most of his comedies. This is how Feste earns his living, along with giving other characters shrewd advice. Despite being a professional fool, Feste often seems the most intelligent person in Twelfth Night. Feste seems to be a pivotal character in the play, and his presence makes the play much more than just a tale of romance.

Feste proves himself to be highly intelligent at his first appearance on stage in Act 1 Scene 5. He says "Cacullus non facit monachum" which means, "The hood doesn't make the monk." He...

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