Twelfth Night

Farce Something absurd Like slapstick Improbable situations
Satire The use of humor or exaggeration to criticize others
Pun A play on words
Bear Baiting Important themeChain Malvolio to the ground
Bear Baiting What people would do is they would chain bears to the ground and then sic dogs on them and the last dog standing won (the dogs all died)
Meter a line of a poem
Saturnalia Said to be an old festival around, if not on, Christmas
Synesthesia Combination of the sensesSmells that trigger memories
Indoor Setting This play is an indoor play
Anagnorisis Enlightenment SceneThe Big Reveal
Self-love Malvolio is in love with himself
Music This play is Shakespeare’s most musical playClown singsThe clown is actually a traveling minstrel
Comedy much satire, so funny or punny haha, situational humor at its best
Dissimulation Means: To hide under false appearanceViola pretending to be a man (Cesario)
Deception Having people believe something that isn’t true–Sebastian is dead–Viola is Cesario –Olivia falling in love with Viola
Clown/Fool Really one of the smartest people in the playSarcastic Knew that Viola was a girlHave to be wittyTHEY’RE BASICALLY THE SAME THING
Clown Witty Puts humor and intelligence togetherSmartest character in the play
Fool Often regarded as unintelligentMadmanBeing a fool requires wit too
“So comes it, lady, you have been mistook/ But nature to her bias drew in that.” Said by Sebastian to OliviaTalking about how Olivia mistook Viola/Cesario for an actual man
“This is open. I will be proud. I will read poetic authors. I will baffle Sir Toby. I will toss off gross acquaintance.” Said by Malvolio Said when he’s reading his “letter from Olivia”
“For the rain it raineth every day.” Sung by the clownAt the end of the play (the final song)
“Doest thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?” Said by Sir TobySaid to Malvolio Basically telling Malvolio (captain stick in the mud) that ‘just because you don’t party doesn’t mean we can’t.)
“I am indeed not her fool, but her corrupter of words.” Said by the clown to Viola
“She never told her love,/ But let concealment, like a worm i’the bud,/ Feed on her damask cheek. She pined in thought;/ And with a green and yellow melancholy,/ She sat like Patience on a monument,/ Smiling at grief.” Said by Viola
“What shall I do in Illyria?” Said by Viola in speaking to the boat captain that saved her from drowning
“Thus, the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.” Said by the clown Talking to Malvolio
“If this were played upon the stage now I would condemn it as improbable fiction.” Said by Fabian
“What relish is in this? How runs the stream?/ Or I am mad, or else this is a dream…/ If it be a dream, still let me sleep.” Said by SebastianSaid to Olivia