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Flashcards in Twelfth Night Deck (8)
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Orsino quotes

"If music is the food of love, play one, give me excess of it."
"Thy small pipe as the maidens organ shrill and sound, and all that is semblative of a woman's part"


Olivia's quotes

"Love sought is good, but unsought is better"
"Why this is very midsummer madness"
"I heard you were saucy at my gates"
About: "Methought she purged the air of pestilence"
"Cesario, husband, stay!"
"You are sick of self love" - about Malvolio


Feste quotes

"Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit"
"Well god give them wisdom that have it; and those that are fools, them use their talents"
"Many a goo hanging prevents a bad marriage"
"There is no darkness but ignorance"


Sir Toby Belch quotes

"She's a beagle, one that is thoroughbred, and one that adores me"
"Not to be a-bed after midnight is to be up betimes"
"Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?"


Malvolio quotes

Calls Feste a "Barren rascal"
"I may command where I adore"
"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em"
"I'll be revenged on the whole pack of you"


Sir Andrew quotes

"I am a great eater of beef and I believe that does harm to my wit"
"What is pourquoi?"


What does critic Joseph Pequigney say about sexuality?

"Bisexual experiences are not the exception but the rule in twelfth night"


What does critic David Lews say about disguise?

"For both Orsino and Olivia, self deception serves as an avoidance of the real world and of real emotions"