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Foolery and Revenge In most of the plays written by William Shakespeare there is always some act of revenge or foolery Whether it be in the gentlest of terms or set out to hurt someone intentionally it is almost always present Trickery can be seen in many ways It can be simply calling some one names or actually setting up a particular person despite the fact heshe has done nothing wrong The two plays I found the strongest connections with are Twelfth Night and Henry IVpart one These two plays while totally different are much alike in the respect that they both have an underlying story about someone getting tricked The whole basis of the play Twelfth Night is disguises and how well a person can successfully trick the other into thinking they are someone else It starts off with Viola a young woman who has crashed onto the coast of Illyria Broke and without her family she goes in search of shelter She decides to take disguise as a young boy Cesario and serve the royal duke Orsino Conceal me what I am and be my aid For such disguise as haply shall become The form of my intent Ill serve this duke Thou shalt present me as an eunuch to him p1770 49-52 While the disguise of Viola is necessary for her to live It is the actions of Sir Toby and Maria that ask the question Why Malvolio a stern hearted man steward to Oliva He is not a man of laughter but of reason As compared to Toby and Maria he is to serious and really easy to make fun of They know that he does care deeply for Olivia he is there to make sure she takes care of things Out of no spite but their own Sir Toby Maria Sir Andrew and Fabian decide it would be great fun to see this
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