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Twelfth Night, or What You Will: The Oxford Shakespeare Twelfth Night, or What You Will

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2004

    My thoughts

    The book I have read was William Shakespeare the Twelfths Night. William Shakespeare was a famous play writer, manly on comedies and tragedy. William was married to Anne Hathaway and had three kids, but one had died. He had lived in London for a few years then bought a house in Stratford. The Twelfth Night is about this girl named Viola who is the type of girl that every one likes. And her brother named Sebastian who was shipped wrecked. Viola was saved by the Captain, but her brother was never found. Soon after viola was found, she talks to the captain because since she is to live on this island the she was brought to she has to find a way to support herself. She has this idea that she will worked for Lady Olivia is the type of person that clams to be strong and no one can hurt her, but she is in morning for her brothers¿ death, so she is not associating herself with anyone. Then she realized that she could work for Duke Orsino, who is just like Lady Olivia who clams to be strong inside, and disguise herself as a young man named Cesario, but she will need help. The captain of the ship decided to help her and she had agreed to pay him handsomely. In this book there is a lot of love triangles, for instance, Viola loves Orsino, Orsino loves Olivia, and Olivia loves Cesario and every one is not happy. It is a very complicated thing, when we know that Viola is a man and a woman. Meanwhile some how Sebastian was found and was cared for by a guy named Antonio. They had found land in a city called Illyria were his long lost sister is, but he doesn¿t know that his sister is still alive. When he gets to the town people start to talk, because they have seen someone in the town just like him with a different name. This causes a bit of a mishap throughout the whole story. If you want to know the rest of the story you will have to read the rest of the story. One of the major themes in this book is simply on love. Everyone find a love, even if it is a girl dressed up as a guy. Although it is a love story, some of the character did not find their true love, instead they either were sent to prison for some year or they were band from the city. But I can¿t tell any more because you will have to read the book. I do recommend this book to all of you who like a little bit of mystery, suspense, and comedy. This is not your typical love story, because it has a twisted and shocking ending to it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2001

    very funny and witty

    I read this book just a week age in class and although the laguage was hard to follow i got though it and enjoyed it.

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