Theme Of Conflict In Twelfth Night

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Conflicts Essay: Twelfth Night or, What You Will There are internal and external conflicts in the Twelfth Night that make a person want to keep reading to see what is going to happen next. The way Shakespeare wrote this play creates a lot of confusion and conflict that makes it more interesting. When reading the play it begins with conflict and it makes a person think how will this conflict and confusion be resolved in the end? This romantic comedy is about love of course, and all of the suffering that characters have to go through because of it. There are many conflicts in the Twelfth Night that shape the main characters in the play. The main conflict in the play is Viola, the protagonist, dressing up as a man and creating a lot of confusion …show more content…
He is a servant in Olivia’s house and nobody likes him because he always spoils the fun for everyone. Malvolio likes telling on everyone and is very boring and grouchy all the time. Maria is a maid for Olivia that plays a trick on Malvolio breaking his heart and causing him pain. She writes a love letter pretending that Olivia wrote it and makes him believe that Olivia is in love with him. Olivia has no idea of the trick that has been played on Malvolio and he leaves the house and says, “I’ll be revenged on the whole pack of you,” he snarls, stalking out of the festivities” (70). The main reason why he is the antagonist in the play, aside from him being so serious all the time, is because he puts the Sea Captain in jail and he has Viola’s dress for her …show more content…
One is that she disguised herself as a man throughout most of the play creating a lot of confusion and conflicts in the play. Even though it all worked out and it was a happy ending many characters suffered because of her disguise and because of love. Malvolio was also shaped from the internal and external conflicts that happened in the play. He went from being this mean and grouchy man to felling happy when they tricked him with the letter. After the letter he was also in a lot of pain because of the lie and the love he had for Olivia. He put the Sea Captain in jail and went back to his old ways of never having fun or letting others have

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