What think you of this fool, Malvolio? He is the character who, at times, introduces a feeling of melancholy and even bitterness through his songs. The Easter Bunny isn't allowed to the North Pole anymore. A great while ago the world begun, With hey, ho, the wind and the rain. What is to be said to him, lady? Also, because as I read it, it oddly made sense. The conclusion of the clown's song on the carpe diem theme.
Were you sent hither to praise me? However, his attitude is at times sadder, at times more melancholic this is clearly patent throughout his songs and, even, a little more malevolent than we may have anticipated. Good madonna, why mournest thou? Any thing that's mended is but patched: virtue that transgresses is but patched with sin; and sin that 340 amends is but patched with virtue. This is, from my point of view, the aspect in where both characters mainly withdraw from each other, that is, their inner motivation for their actions. Feste, Act 3 Scene 1 If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction. Look you now, he's out of his guard 375 already; unless you laugh and minister occasion to him, he is gagged. However, even this trait may seem a difference between them, it is actually a parallelism of the way they develop into something distinct, or rather the contrary of what they seemed to be. Maria's letter supposedly from the Lady Olivia instructs Malvolio to wear a style of stockings and garters which Olivia detests.
He states that the world has been running for a long time, and nothing will change but continue just the way it has always been, and so it will happen with men. He reminded me of Puck in a subtle but strong way, overall in the way they both move away from our expectations of what their attitudes should be, setting a difference between themselves and the traditional stereotype of their characters. So the lovely poetry of the mock mourners alternates with the tipsy prose of the genuine fleshly fellows. The opening of the clown's song on the carpe diem theme. In this way he knows everyone in the play and can infer more information about them than any other character. This character was the clown and servant of the Countess Olivia, Feste.
Feste provides the audience with an insight into the characters of the play and, at the same time, with a greater knowledge of himself. Orsino asks for a melancholy love song. Malvolio's description of the the young man, Cesario Viola in disguise , who insists on speaking with Olivia. He plays a number of musical instruments and, like most of the cast, displays a mixture of and. Sir Andrew Aguecheek compares his foolery with Sir Toby Belch's. Was not this love indeed? In delay there lies no plenty, Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty.
To me, it shows that everyone is destined to be great at some point in their lives, whether it is thrust upon them or they have to work to achieve it, and it is not something you should fear, but something you should embrace. Still, Feste never seems to falter in his joking, and that's what I love so much about him. With these lines, Fabian draws attention to the reality that he exists within a play: Malvolio too quickly bought into the trick being played on him. Sebastian: By your patience, no. But tell me true, are you not mad indeed? Of very ill manner; he'll speak with you, will you or no. Malvolio, Act 5 Scene 1 Cesario, come — For so you shall be, while you are a man.
Present mirth hath present laughter. We men may say more, swear more; but indeed our shows are more than will; for we still prove much in our vows but little in our love. As You Like It, more songs. Are you the lady of the house? It is, however, a play on words! She pinned in thought; and, with a green and yellow melancholy, she sat like Patience on a monument, smiling at grief. Some mollification for your giant, sweet lady. Just because Feste looks the part of a fool does not mean that he is actually foolish or unintelligent. Well, sir, for want of other idleness, I'll bide your proof.
Take away the fool, gentlemen. I will focus here on the similarities held by these two charming and complicated characters and to what point they differ in what they resemble. To be generous, guiltless and of free disposition, is to take those things for bird-bolts that you deem cannon-bullets: there is no slander in an allowed fool, though he do nothing but rail; nor no railing in a known discreet 385 man, though he do nothing but reprove. As literary critics often point out, he seems to embody the spirit of Twelfth Night festivities, which are all about having a good time and flipping the bird to authority figures. Another great quote from Feste that I think is important in showing his relationship with Olivia.
He is but mad yet, madonna; and the fool shall look to the madman. Sir Toby will be sworn that I am no fox; but he will not pass his word for two pence that you are no fool. Good fool, for my brother's death. Both of them also depart from the image they deliver at the beginning of both plays, that is, a second look is required in order to distinguish their exceptional way of being. Do you not hear, fellows? Viola's comment on the intelligence of the Clown's folly. That said, puns can also be incredibly insightful ways of linking formerly disconnected ideas, or even making sneaky social commentary.