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Flashcards in Twelfth Night Quotes Deck (8)
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'Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.'

- Feste
Themes: Class, The Role of the Fool, Wit and Wordplay


'Be not afraid not of greatness: Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em.'

- Malvolio
Themes: Jokes and Trickery, Physical comedy,


'Go hang yourselves all! You are idle, shallow things; I am not of your element.'

- Malvolio to Feste, Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, Maria, Fabien
Themes: Madness, Deception, Jokes and Trickery, Dark Undercurrents, Role of the Comic Villain


'Tell me what a drunk is like fool.'
'He's a fool, a madman, and a drowned man. The first drink makes him a fool, the second makes him crazy, the third drowns him.'

- Olivia and Feste
Themes: Drunkeness, Fools,


'He is very well-favoured and he speaks very shrewishly; one would think his mother's milk were scarce out of him.'

- Malvolio about Olivia
Themes: Disguise, Mistaken Identity, Gender and Sexual Identity,


'Unless the master were the man. How now? Even so quickly may one catch the plague.'

- Olivia
Themes: Love and Romance, Fickleness,


'Run after that same peevish messenger, The county's man. He left his ring behind him.'

-Olivia to Malvolio about Viola
Themes: Physical Comedy, Disguise, Mistaken Identity,


'My masters are you mad?'

- Malvolio
Themes: Class, Foreshadowing, Irony