Twelfth Night Act III

Why does Feste not want his sister to have a name? He says that her name is a word, and words are easily made “wanton” (promiscuous), so he doesn’t want people playing with his sister and making her promiscuous.
What does Feste notice that Viola is lacking when they meet at the beginning of the act? She is lacking facial hair
What is ironic about Viola saying that Feste is “wise enough to play the fool”? Usually people would think that someone who is a fool isn’t very smart, but it would take intelligence to be witty enough to do the job of the fool.
Why does Olivia panic when Cesario/Viola says that she is Olivia’s servant? If Cesario is a servant, that means that she is not in the same class as Olivia, so they couldn’t get married.
What does Olivia confess to Cesario about the ring she sent to her? She was forcing herself on Cesario and she probably shouldn’t have done that.
How is Cesario “your servant’s servant is your servant”? Cesario is servant to the Duke. The Duke is “servant” to Olivia because he’d do anything to be with her. So, Cesario would then be servant to Olivia.
What was Olivia’s response to Cesario/Viola when she asked her what she thought of her? She said, “I pity you.”
Rather than react negatively to being pitied by Cesario, how does Olivia react? She says, “That’s a degree to love,” meaning at least she feels something for her…and maybe that’s a step in the right direction.
When Viola says to Olivia that she thinks “you are not what you are” what is she saying? She is saying that Olivia is not really in love with her. If she knew the truth, she wouldn’t be in love with Cesario.
In this act, Olivia makes one more attempt to be sure Cesario will come back to see her, how? She tells her that maybe she could talk her into loving the duke, if she came back again.
Why is Andrew threatening to leave? He saw Olivia talking to Cesario in the orchard and she was nicer to a servant than she’s ever been to him.
How do Toby and Fabian convince Andrew to stay? They tell him that Olivia was trying to make him jealous so that he would do something to prove he loved her.
Sir Andrew missed his chance to prove his love to Olivia, so now he has to make it up. What are the 2 options he has prove himself? Either by policy (verbal fight) or by valour (physical fight)
Which of the 2 ways to prove himself does Andrew opt for? He chooses valour…he wants to fight for her, so he is going to challenge Cesario to a duel.
Why did Antonio follow Sebastian to Illyria? He was driven by love. He wanted to make sure that Sebastian was safe and taken care of.
Why is it not safe for Antonio to be in Illyria? He was in a sea fight with some of the Duke’s ships and stole stuff. The rest of the people repaid the debt, but he did not.
What does Antonio give to Sebastian? His purse
Why does Olivia call for Malvolio? She’s in a sad, depressed mood and wants a servant who is “sad and civil”.
When Malvolio arrives at Olivia’s chamber, how is he behaving? He is following all the suggestions of the letter, smiling, and acting very bold in front of Olivia. He is also reciting pieces of the letter.
Who does Olivia send to look after Malvolio? and what does Malvolio think about that? Sir Toby is sent, and Malvolio thinks she is purposely sending Toby to him so that he can appear stubborn before him (pick a fight with him) because that’s what the letter told him to do.
What do they say is wrong with Malvolio? They say he is possessed by the devil
Who plants the seed in Olivia’s mind that Malvolio is “possessed”? Maria
What does Malvolio do and say that Toby and Maria indicate must mean that Malvolio must be possessed? He won’t let them talk bad about the devil and he won’t say his prayers.
What are they going to do with Malvolio to be sure that he doesn’t spoil the trick? Put him in a dark room and tie him up.
Why are they continuing on with the joke? (2 reasons) They are doing this for their pleasure and for his penance.
What does Andrew notice about Cesario when he encounters him talking to Olivia in the orchard? He is very good with words.
What’s in the letter that Andrew writes to challenge Cesario/Viola? Lots of crazy things like “don’t ask why I’m challenging you, because I’m not going to tell you.” “I’m going to secretly attack you when you leave.” “Someone is probably going to die…I hope it’s not me”. Basically, the letter is STUPID!
Why is Toby not going to deliver the letter? If he does, Cesario will thing it comes from an idiot, and it will not scare him at all.
After hearing the letter that Andrew wrote, how will Toby deliver it? He won’t. He’s going to issue the challenge verbally to Cesario.
When Toby issues the challenge to Cesario, what does he say about Andrew? He tells Cesario that Andrew is fierce, skillful, and bloody as a hunter.
What does Toby tell Andrew about Cesario’s skills in fighting? He tells Andrew that Cesario is incredibly skilled in fighting and that he is deadly.
What’s Cesario/Viola’s reaction to the challenge? She doesn’t understand why she’s being challenged and wants to run back into the house to avoid the fight.
How does Toby react when Cesario/Viola wants to avoid the fight? He tells Cesario that she must fight, and either it will be with Andrew, or he’ll fight her.
What does Sir Andrew offer to Cesario/Viola if she’ll let the whole fight situation go away? He offers to give Cesario/Viola his horse.
Why is Viola so concerned about the fight with Sir Andrew? She’s afraid they’ll find out she’s really a girl.
Who steps in when Andrew and Cesario/Viola get set to fight? Why does he do it? Antonio steps in because he thinks Cesario/Viola is Sebastian and he wants to protect him.
What does Antonio ask of Cesario/Viola when he gets arrested? He asks for his purse back.
What is Cesario/Viola’s response to what Antonio asks from her when he is arrested? She offers to give him half of what she has but she says she doesn’t know Antonio and doesn’t know anything about any money.
What information does Viola discover in the conversation with Antonio? She learns that she has been mistaken for Sebastian and that he is possibly still alive.
What does Andrew decide he’s going to do after he sees the way Cesario/Viola treated Antonio? He’s going after him to beat him up.
Who said:”Not so, sir, I do care for something; but in my conscience, sir, I do not care for you: if that be to care for nothing, sir, I would it would make you invisible.” Feste (the clown/fool)
Who said:”Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun, it shines every where. “ Feste (the clown/fool)
Who said:”Now Jove, in his next commodity of hair, send thee a beard!” Feste (the clown/fool)
Who said:”By my troth, I ‘ll tell thee, I am almost sick for [a beard]; though I would not have it grow on my chin.” Cesario/ Viola
Who said:”The clock upbraids me with the waste of time.Be not afraid, good youth, I will not have you:And yet, when wit and youth is come to harvest,Your wife is like to reap a proper man:” Olivia
Who said:”…I am not what I am.” Cesario/Viola
Who said:”By innocence I swear, and by my youth,I have one heart, one bosom and one truth,And that no woman has; nor never noneShall mistress be of it, save I alone.” Cesario/Viola
Who said:”Here, wear this jewel for me, ’tis my picture;Refuse it not; it hath no tongue to vex you;And I beseech you come again to-morrow.” Olivia
Who said:”Marry, I saw your niece do more favours to the count’s serving-man than ever she bestowed upon me…” Sir Andrew
Who said:”She did show favour to the youth in your sight only to exasperate you, to awake your dormouse valour, to put fire in your heart, and brimstone in your liver.” Fabian
Who said:”Go, write it in a martial hand; be curst and brief; it is no matter how witty, so it be eloquent and full of invention: taunt him wit the license of ink…” Sir Toby
Who said:”I could not stay behind you: my desire, More sharp than filed steel, did spur me forth;” Antonio
Who said:”Would you’ld pardon me;I do not without danger walk these streets:Once, in a sea-fight, ‘gainst the count his galleysI did some service; of such note indeed,That were I ta’en here it would scarce be answer’d.” Antonio
Who said:”Sad, lady? I could be sad: this does make some obstruction in the blood, this cross-gartering; but what of that?” Malvolio
Who said:”Good Maria, let this fellow be looked to. Where’s my cousin Toby? Let some of my people have a special care of him: I would not have him miscarry for the half of my dowry.” Olivia
Who said:”Nothing that can be can come between me and the full prospect of my hopes.” Malvolio
Who said:”Plague on ‘t, an I thought he had been valiant and so cunning in fence, I ‘ld have seen him damned ere I ‘ld have challenged him. Let him let the matter slip, and I ‘ll give him my horse, grey Capilet.” Sir Andrew
Who said:”Put up your sword. If this young gentlemanHave done offence, I take the fault on me:If you offend him, I for him defy you.” Antonio
Who said:”But O how vile an idol proves his god!Thou has, Sebastian, done good feature shame.” Antonio
Who said:”Methinks his words do from such passion fly,That he believes himself: so do not I.Prove true, imagination, O prove true,That I, dear brother, be now ta’en for you!” Viola
Who said:”A very dishonest paltry boy, and more a coward than a hare: his dishonesty appears in leaving his friend here in necessity and denying him;” Sir Toby

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