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1

a really (naive) positive view of the whole thing

Hazlitt
'sweetness and pleasantry'

2

the different sides/ forces in the play

Richard Wilson
'dialectic between Carnival and Lent, Catholic and Protestant, or secrecy and disclosure'

3

view on what it does to the audience

Ralph Berry
'the ultimate effect of Twelfth night is to make the audience ashamed of itself'

4

view on the role of the spectator

Kier Elam
spectator = 'co-protagonist'

5

Negative view of Malvolio

Harry Levin
well deserves to be put back in his place

6

positive view of Malvolio

Charles Lamb
a sort of greatness seems never to desert him

7

historian on effects on the class system

Keith Wrightson
'social divisions blurred'

8

on what the punishment of M reflects

Kier Elam
the anxieties and uncertainties of its historical moment