Merry-making and your learning

  • How important is merry-making in society?

merry-making is very important to our society. it help people to have fun and losen up after a hard day. but merry-making can also change the lives of people, for instance in twelfth night toby and his friends wanted to play a trick on malvolio for revenge and a bit of fun. but in the end they went to far and malvolio left the house. this could hacve meant that he was fired.

  • what did i learn in this unit?

in this unit i learned more about the language people spoke in the elizabethian time and some shakespear lines. i learned new words like ‘hart’ or ‘bossom’, i also learned new meanings of words i already know. this unit has really helped me understand the language of shakespears better.

Love: Men vs. Women

questions at:

men and women both can love, be they love in different ways. in my opinion women love a lot more deeply than man do. this may be because they are more sensitive and caring. they also think about love a lot too. but for a man he can be in love one minute and not be the next. they can change who they love without thinking much about it. but they always brag about how much they are n love and how much they love

in twelfth night viola talked about love. i definitely agreed with viola’s point of view when a man brags and says that he is in love but he doesn’t show it. but i don’t agreed that everyone loves like that since everyone is different.

a line from the scene where viola and Cesario talks about love is line 2.4.34-39. the line says that men should love women younger then themselves because a woman’s beauty fades away quickly and if they are too old their husbands will lose interest in them. i like the description and the comparison of a woman’s beauty to that of a rose but i do not like or agreed with what it said. i don’t agreed that just because of a woman’s beauty a man should marry a younger wife, since a woman is not a prize.

feste, the fool?

Below are the answers to the questions here:

  1. Feste must have been in Olivia’s household for a long time since he was well favored by Olivia’s father. he also seemed close to Olivia and Mary, this is suggesting that they have known each other for quite a while.
  2. To me Feste is not a carefree fool with no trouble. He might seem that on the outside but hiding all other emotions besides happiness is part of his job. A fools job is to entertain people and make them feel better in hard times, but Feste does this meanwhile teaching his audience(Olivia)something. He is almost like an adviser who is quick with his tongue and entertaining. You cannot say he is carefree because every word that comes out of his mouth could get him fired or worse.
  3. Feste definitely has a brain. He has a lot of wits since he talked back to his employer and make fun of her but still did not get fired. He uses his brain and quick tongue to avoid being fired and thrown out of the house by Olivia.
  4. If i was the directer of this play in film or on stage it would be hard to decide who will play Feste since he is a very complex character. But i might cast my sister as him or her because she always seems to be able to get out of trouble with our parents. Her costume will look like the clothes of court jesters but without the hat. There will also be many bell sewed on to it. I would also want her to have some mime makeup. Her costume would be red and white.
  5. When feste said” the fool shall look to the madman,” this suggests that Feste might be moving in a way that will indicate that he is joking to match what he is saying. Also the line “thou hast poke for us madonna, as if thy eldest on should be a fool: whose skull Jove cram with brains, for-here he comes-one of thy kin has a most weak pia mater,”shows that Feste is making fun of Sir Toby and his action might simple be rolling his eyes. If i were the director i would want Feste to not really walk but skip around Olivia as he talks, as if to mock her.

Lines from twelfth nights

act 1 sence 1:

  1. “if music be the food of love play on”-i like this line because sounds very nice and it is memorable. it is memorable because the words when read out loud has rhythm.
  2. “that instant i turned into a hart”-i like this line because the word hath is a pun on heart. this line had also thought me a new word which i could easily remember.
  3. “and my desires  like fell and cruel hounds w’ver since pursue me”-this line is one of my favorite lines because it is very imaginative and is a nice and descriptive way to say : i can’t stop thinking about her” or “i am obsessed with her.”
  4. “o spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou”-i like this line since he is refering to love as a spirit. I’m not too sure what this line really means but it sounds nice when you say it aloud.

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