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William shakespeares Twelfth Night is a comedy in which customary practices are subverted and misrule is soverign Within this comedy there exsists five characters who exemplify this upside down world and fuel one of Shakespeares most humorous subplots These characters are Sir Toby Belch Maria Feste Fabian and Sir Andrew Aguecheek As individuals these characters are unique but when put together they make up the unruliest gang of pranksters ever to enter Illyria Sir Toby Belch uncle to countess Olivia is the most outspoken of the rogues He is a drunk and often takes advantage of his kindship to Olivia He is the frequent trouble-maker always causing some scene or commotion He is supposed to have duties within the court but rarely does he carry them out and his greatest concern is with drinking and having fun Sir toby also refuses to take Olivias mouring for her dead brother seriouslyWhat a plague means my niece to take the death of her brother thus12 He wants his friend Sir Aguecheek to woe her This is out of the question however The main plight of Sir Belch is to get rid of Malvolio Olivias pompass steward Toby hates him and is sick of his tattling and pretentious nature So being the gangleader of the other four he gets everyone involved in his plan Sir Andrew Aguecheek is a companion of Belch he is not very intellegent and often times quite ludicrous He is definitely not someone to Olivias liking and his hopeless pursuit of her subjects him to many indignities Becuae of his nature Sir Toby finds it very easy to take advantage of Sir Andrew and does so whenever it suits him A perfect example of this type of foolery occurs in Act 3Scene 2 In this scene Sir Andrew is beginnig to realize that Olivia is out of his reach and in love with Cesario but Sir Toby wants him
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