Academic Papers on Twelfth Night

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Annotated bibliography and overview of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Bibliography lists 10 sources. JV12nites.rtf

Twelfth Night

  • 2 page paper

A 2 page essay on effect and characterization in Shakespeare's 'Twelfth night.' No bibliography.

An 8 page paper comparing and contrasting these two Shakespeare plays. In terms of contrast, there are few of Shakespeare's plays that have more points of difference between them than 'King Lear' and 'Twelfth Night.' 'King Lear' is the darkest tragedy Shakespeare wrote; 'Twelfth Night' is a rousing, bawdy comedy that has lost nothing in the 350 ...

An eight page paper which looks at the way in which gender disruption is treated in Macbeth and Twelfth Night, in terms of the importance of gender identity in Elizabethan society and the differing perspectives on gender roles which are exemplified in the two plays. Bibliography lists 9 sources

This 4 page paper considers the gender roles in “Twelfth Night” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” and argues that the non-traditional couples seem to be much happier and better suited than the couples who followed the “rules” of society. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 6 page essay that discusses women and gender within two of plays, As You Like It and Twelfth Night, focusing on the roles of Rosalind and Viola. The writer explores what these roles tell modern audiences about Elizabethan gender expectations and the writer argues that Shakespeare sidestepped such societal conventions through the device of ...

A 6 page research paper that discusses how setting affects the narrative in Beowulf and also in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. The writer includes the social conventions of a particular era as an aspect of "setting," and therefore discusses the importance of the mead-hall in Beowulf and cross-dressing in regards to gender roles in ...

A 3 page essay on the theme of love in Twelfth Night and how it is not particularly selective of gender. The writer argues that the play is Shakespeare's attempt to show us "what we are versus what we think we are." Specific examples relevant to Orsino, Olivia, and Viola, are used to illustrate points ...

A 5 page paper which uses the poor laws of the times of Queen Elizabeth to illustrate two of the servants from Twelfth Night by Shakespeare. The servants discussed are Maria and Malvolio. Bibliography lists 3 additional sources.

A 5 page paper which examines the character’s dramatic function in Shakespeare’s play. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper analyzing the enigmatic figure of Malvolio in this Shakespearean play. The paper argues that Malvolio represents the figure of the Lord of Misrule in a traditional Twelfth Night celebration, and for this reason his humiliation is not to be taken seriously. Bibliography lists two sources.

A 2.5 page paper which examines whether or not romantic love is based on physical attraction or the existence of love at first sight by examining the various loves in the text, determining which love affair is the most authentic and why. No additional sources are used.

A 5 page paper which analyzes the relationship between the characters, plot, and themes within Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Bibliography lists 5 additional sources.

This 7 page report discusses Shakespeare’s own understanding of the essential nature of love which allows him to establish a variety of realms in which the realities of romance are interwoven throughout all aspects of life. Romance gone wrong, romance perverted, or the “romantic” aspects of fear, hatred, and suffering, appear much more often in ...

7 pages in length. No one is without a social face; in fact, people often maintain many social faces depending upon the situation or the ultimate objective. When assessing Viola's emotional and mental disguise in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, the student will want to address such elements as social dictate, gender oppression and the ...

A 5 page paper which examines how Elizabethan convention regarding clowns and fools affect characterization. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page essay that contrasts and compares the resourceful Viola from Twelfth Night and the feisty Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing. The writer argues that while Shakespeare wrote for his age and was influenced by the social concepts of gender that were prevalent in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, his plays ...

A 7 page paper which examines the thematic element of disguises and role playing in Shakespeare’s play “Twelfth Night.” Bibliography lists 3 additional sources.

This 5 page paper considers how mythology was used by Shakespeare in three of his plays in order to create atmosphere. The plays considered are A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the major themes in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, including love, friendship and the social construction of gender. This paper outlines the central themes and quotes heavily from the play. No additional sources cited.

A 6 page paper which compares and contrasts male attitudes towards women in both plays. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

In five pages this paper examines how this theme is depicted in the relationships between Orsino and Olivia, Orsino and Cesario/Viola, and Olivia and Cesario/Viola in Twelfth Night. The bibliography lists only the primary source.

Shakespearean Scenes

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper examines scenes from Othello, The Moor Of Venice, Twelfth Night and Troilus And Cressida in terms of characters and the relationship between characters as well as themes. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper looking at this pivotal character in Shakespeare’s dark and complex comedy. The paper asserts that Feste is the wisest person in the play, for only he has the objectivity to see all the characters in their most foolish guises, and the ability to tell them about it. Bibliography lists 4 sources ...

A 5 page paper which examines how Shakespeare’s witty women contrast with the social realities of the Elizabethan age. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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