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Shakespeares play Twelfth Night is all about playing jokes on people sometimes deliberately confusing them and just basically having a happy time Most the characters follow the tradition of Twelfth Night however some do not In Act 2 Scene 4 the tradition is not comprehensible however in Act 3 Scene 1 it is as both Feste and ViolaCesario are making jokes with one another The selected paragraphs are where people get mislead a lot due to playing on words double-meanings or misunderstandings Act 2 Scene 4 is mostly written in poetry- which means that the scene is not funny as it would be if it was written in prose but quite serious and sincere It starts off quite formal but after Feste breaks the ice a bit with a song Orsino and ViolaCesario talk about whom they love For Orsino this is not a big thing as he talks of Olivia quite a lot but this is the first Orsino has heard of the person ViolaCesario loves This is dramatic irony as the audience all know that she is in fact talking about Orsino It is also rather comical when Orsino is mislead to keep asking questions about the person that ViolaCesario loves In this scene Viola dressed as Cesario keeps trying to find out if Orsino could ever love anyone else if they loved him Say that some lady and perhaps there is hath for your love By this she means herself which causes dramatic irony for the audience Also by suggesting that maybe there could be someone that loves Orsino as much as he loves Olivia she knows full well there is someone and is perhaps anticipating his reaction to this thought Later on in the scene when talking about a daughter that her father has she is indeed talking about herself and after this she says perhaps I were a woman Carrying on with the story about her fathers daughter she
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