"M.O.A.I." Trying to Share the Joke in Twelfth Night 2.5 (A Critical Hypothesis)

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URI: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-49462
Dokumentart: (wissenschaftlicher) Artikel
Date: 1991
Source: Connotations ; 00101,078
Language: English
Faculty: 5 Philosophische Fakultät
Department: Anglistik, Amerikanistik
DDC Classifikation: 820 - English and Old English literatures
Keywords: Anagramm , Selbstliebe , Shakespeare, William , Shakespeare, William / Twelfth night, or what you will
Other Keywords:
Anagram , Self-love , Twelfth Night
ISBN: 0939-5482
License: Publishing license including print on demand
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It is not very often that Shakespeare made his purpose as clear as in the case of Malvolio. Apart from the allegorical name, there are Olivia's as well as Maria's words which do not leave the slightest doubt as to the identity of the very real and, indeed, very evil spirit by which Malvolio is possessed: self-love.

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