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In William Shakespeares Twelfth Night the character Feste is what you might call a clown In the script he is sometimes called the Fool and he may present himself as that He is the comic relief for the serious scenes although sometimes he will provide the serious subject matter himself Feste also seems to somewhat all-knowing He knew when no one else did that Cesario was a woman All together Feste seems to not be intertwined in the story too much but rather and outsider who observes and makes random appearances when necessary Feste seems to be a regular fixture in Olivias household It seems like he has been there a long time and is accepted almost as one of the family He is welcome with the servants and interacts with them often Although Feste presents himself as a fool with no problems you can be sure he is a whole person who has experienced lifes joys and hardships For example in the scene of late night drinking dancing and singing Feste sings a song of a woman waiting for her love He sings it with such passion and feeling you cant help but think he has been there before He also has a quick wit and a good sense of humor Later on in the scene already mentioned Feste is playing a song on the piano when suddenly Malvolio enters Feste immediately stops playing the song and plays a pompous introduction for Malvolio Also when Cesario asks of Feste Do you live by your music Feste replies No I live by the church These are just a few examples of the ways Feste exhibits humanity The character of Feste is thought of as a fool whose attitude is playful and comical If I were casting this play I would probably cast Robin Williams as Feste because I think that is the person to best personify him They both have and attitude that is
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