The play Twelfth Night has four main songs all sung by Feste. This link between love and death affects both Orsino and Viola. The play Twelfth Night has four main songs all sung by Feste. Feste asks of the two, Would you have a spot birdcall, or a song of good spiritedness? Feste's ability to control the audience becomes apparent wherever Shakespeare wanted to portray thoughts or morals, as he would make Feste tell the audience puns or songs. Feste goes on to say that he is so changeable that he would sail around the world to justify purposeless busyness and courage. Each write begins with an attention-grabbing question, which is because answered later on.
Foolishness and bawdy behavior is represented by the antics of Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, Maria, and Fabian. . This song is different in tone than other songs. Feste is a clown who is not a clown while he has been a human in his own time and a human person. .
The first song is performed at the enthusiastic requests from Sir Toby and Sir Andrew for a love-song. So, logically, someone who is already dead can't fear. Feste and the audience cannot be alone, however. My shroud of white, stuck all with yew, O, prepare it! Not a flower, not a flower sweet On my black coffin let there be strown. One of the songs Feste sings in Twelfth Night is about a man who is doomed to feel sadness, even when married. Throughout the play, all of the antics and foolery have been comic and fun, but now with Feste's final song, we are reminded that foolishness is not only prevalent in the world, but also that it's a part of what makes the real world so harsh.
In scene 4, Feste's song is about unrequited love, which Orsino, Viola, and Olivia are all experiencing. In delay there lies no plenty, Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty. A love triangle between Viola, Orsino, and Olivia is just the beginning of all of the mix-ups in the play. Olivia is the fool, as she has fallen in love with a woman, Orisino is seen the fool, because Viola has tricked him into thinking she is a man. Exhibiting Viola's awareness of Feste's ability to read people in order to say the right thing at the right time. . Many people think Feste was singing about himself.
In delay there lies no plenty, Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty. . . Feste hardly knows Orsino, who in turn scarcely knows Feste, but for Feste to cast this view shows his perceptiveness. Feste's perception was reinforced in Trevor Nunn's production of Twelfth Night, where- at the end of the play- Feste gives Viola a necklace, A necklace she abandoned in Act 1:ii -on the seacoast, showing he has always known of Viola's situation and was always playing along, again showing his nature. The putting down of Malvolio would of been particularly enjoyed by the audience, because of his puritan no-fun nature, and therefore have a very comical affect for them.
If this is so, then it suggests that Viola-Orsino may end up as 'lovers'. But when I came unto my beds, With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, With tosspots still had drunken heads, For the rain, it raineth every day. A thousand thousand sighs to save, Lay me, O, where Sad true lover never find my grave, To weep there. Viola believes her brother to be dead, Malvolio is just a ball of negativity, etc. .
However, the clown appears not just as a clown, but as one of the most important characters in the play and is one of the most feared characters in the play. Trip no further pretty sweeting; Journeys end in lover's meeting, Every wise man's son doth know. If which case, it would explain Feste's songs, drunkenness and of course dressing up as Sir Topas- all roles similar to that of a fool. The reiterating it: 'four negatives makes your two affirmatives'. Feste doesn't fear this threat, and in fact makes a joke of it; mocking Maria and using a sexual pun at the same time, e. .
. For example, 'fool' in King Lear was constantly being threatened with hangings and beatings, but this was only as he was a 'witty fool'. . The third song occurs at the end of a very humororus and diverting scene where Feste teases and taunts Malvolio. It's very much in line with what Benvolio tells Romeo in Act 1 Scene 1 of. When the audience arrives at the amusement park, the clown performs the play at the beginning of the first part of each song. .
. She loves another -- This song is interrupted partway through. . As both characters are involved in both houses Orsino's and Olivia's they rival each other in their knowledge and putting their wits against each other. Sir Andrew comes across as the fool because of his foolish remarks, like taking the word 'ass' literally and believing 'Pigrogromitus'. But when I came, alas, to wive, With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, By swaggering could I never thrive, For the rain, it raineth every day. .
The clown is quite unique in that he may not be a human but is quite muscular and would rather eat or drink. But as I said that the opening of this entry, I said Twelfth Night felt more musical. Your true love's coming, That can sing both high and low. This is the case with Feste. However, after the song is finished, Feste casts a point blank insight of Orsino, which creates tension, especially with the use of words like 'corpse', 'pain' and '. Youth's a stuff will not endure. Trip no further, pretty sweeting.