2 Act I , Scene III “…let her except, before excepted.” Who said it? Toby about OliviaWhat does it mean?Let her object to my behavior; it doesn’t change anythingLatin legal term exceptis excipiendis- allowing for certain exceptions (lease agreements)Why is this fitting for Sir Toby?He continues to misbehave without being kicked out of the house simply because he’s Olivia’s relative
3 “almost natural” Act I, Scene III What is the Pun be used? Natural- In Shakespearean times, natural was a slang term for idiot.
4 Act I, Scene III “Castiliano vuglo!” Who says it? To whom? Sir Toby says it to Maria.What’s it in reference to?Castilian (Spanish) people.Critics have suggested that, because the Castilian people had a reputation for politeness, Sir Toby is using the phrase as a command for Maria to be polite to Sir Andrew.
5 Act I, Scene III Maria’s opinion of Sir Andrew Aguecheek Toby’s opinion of AndrewFoolishGreat quarrelerA cowardA drunkCapableWealthySpeaks several languagesFine musicianentertaining
6 Act I, Scene III What relationship does Sir Toby and Sir Andrew have? They are good friends that enjoy the same playful silliness.Andrew is submissive to Toby; Toby convinces him to stay another month and try to win over Olivia’s hand in marriage.
7 Act I, Scene IIIWhy do Sir Toby and Sir Andrew speak in prose, unlike the nobleman that they are?Sir Toby and Sir Andrew are speaking in prose because they are not behaving like nobles. They are drunk and acting foolishly.Shakespeare’s purpose is to let the audience know that sometimes the upper class is on the same level as the servants in the story.
8 Act I, Scene IVWhy does the Duke believe that Viola/Cesario will be more successful than the other messengers at getting in to see Olivia?Viola/Cesario is a young boy who is as beautiful as any woman. He is also an enuch, so he poses no threat to Olivia.The fact that Viola/Cesario is really a woman is only revealed to the audience. Therefore, this adds humor and suspense to the action.
9 Act I, Scene IVDefine aside- something spoken by a character that is intended only to be heard by the audience. Who says it- “yet, a barful strife (doubly difficult)! Whoe’er I woo, myself would be his wife.” Violia This complicates the plot because now she is confessing her love for the Duke, but she’s disguised as a man.
10 Act I, Scene IV Who says it- “Thou know’st no less but all; I have unclasp’d To thee the book even of my secret soul:”Duke Orsino says this to Viola/Cesario.It means that he has told her of his deepest secrets.
11 Scene VWho says it-“If Sir Toby would leave drinking, to wert as witty a piece of Eve’s flesh as any in Illyria.”Feste (clown) says itHe is saying that Maria and Sir Toby might become romantically involved if he were to stop drinking, since she has a good mind for a woman.
12 Scene V Who says it- “Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” Feste (clown)The clown is telling the audience that he is supposed to be the court fool, but he is really wise, as are most of Shakespeare's fools.He will make wise, observant comments about life and the motivations of the characters throughout the play.
13 Scene V How does the clown show Olivia her foolish behavior? Feste tells Olivia she is a fool for mourning her brother if she believes his is in heaven.Why doesn’t she punish him for pointing out her flaws?Olivia does not punish him because he speaks with her permission and succeeds in lifting her angry mood.
14 Scene V What is Olivia’s opinion of Malvolio She thinks he is sick with self-love. He can not take Feste’s jokes because Malvolio has no sense of humor about himself.
15 Scene V 3 levels of a drunken man: First a Fool Then a Madman Finally Drowned manWhat evidence is there that Olivia cares about sir Toby’s well-being despite his drunkenness?Olivia sends the clown t look after Sir Toby, which shows her concern for him.
16 Scene V Why does Olivia agree to see the messenger (Viola/Cesario)? Malvolio is unable to get rid of Viola/Cesario, who is acting under Orsino’s orders. Olivia asks for a description and, after hearing that the person demanding admittance is a beautiful, young man, she decides to see him for herself.
17 Scene VWhat concessions doe Viola/Cesario manage to get from Olivia before delivering Orsino’s message?Olivia admits that she is in reality the lady of the house; she agrees to see him/her in private; finally, Olivia agrees to remove her veil.
18 Scene V Who said it- “Excellently done, if God did all.” Viola/Cesario How is it both a compliment and an insult?He/she is saying that Olivia is beautiful, but only if all of it’s natural. She/he also tells Olivia that she is too proud.
19 Scene VList the ways Viola/Cesario would try to win Olivia’s heart if he/she were the DukeShe/he would make a cabin out of willows at Olivia’s gate and live there to write songs of love to sing day and night. She/he would call her name for everyone to hear.
20 Scene V What evidence is there that Olivia likes Viola/Cesario? She tells him/her to return to the Duke and tell him that she will not receive any more messages unless they are delivered by Viola/Ceario.How does she make sure that she will see the messenger again?Olivia first tries to give Viola/Ceario some money, but he will not take it, so she sends Malviolia after him/her with a ring. She tells Malviolia to ask Viola/Ceasrio to tell the Duke that if he sends Viola/Ceario to her tomorrow, she would give Orsino a reason why she does not want to marry him.
21 Scene VAt the end of the scene why do you think Olivia is willing to turn her life over to fate?Olivia is confused between the beauty she sees in Viola/Cesario and her own vow of mourning
22 Scene VWhy do you think Olivia speaks in both prose and verse in this scene?Olivia speaks in prose when she’s talking with the servants, Sir Toby, and Viola/Cesario when she sees him/her as a mere messenger. As her interest in Viola/Cesario increases and she/he demonstrates nobility by speaking in verse, Olivia begins to speak in verse, too.
23 Scene V: Who Said it? “If music be the food of love, play on;” DUKE “Thou shalt present me as an eunuch to him,”VIOLA/CESARIO“You mistake, knight; ‘accost’ is front her, board her, woo her, assail her.”SIR TOBY“Be clamorous and leap all civil bounds”“Whoe’er I woo, myself would be his wife”VIOLA/CEARIO“By my troth, Sir Toby, you must come in earlier o’ nights…”MARIA“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.”FESTE“He is very well-favoured, and he speaks very shrewishly; one would think his mothers’ mild were scarce out of him.”MALVOLIO“Excellently done, if God did all.”VIOLA/CESARIO“If that the youth will come tis way tomorrow, I’ll give him reason for ‘t: hie thee, Malvolio.”OLIVIA
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