Count Malvolio, Machevill and Vice

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Dokumentart: Article
Date: 1991
Source: Connotations ; 00103,224
Language: English
Faculty: 5 Philosophische Fakultät
Department: Anglistik, Amerikanistik
DDC Classifikation: 820 - English and Old English literatures
Keywords: Shakespeare, William , Machiavelli, Niccolò , Shakespeare, William / Twelfth night, or what you will
Other Keywords:
Self-love , Twelfth Night , Macchiavellian Figure
ISBN: 0939-5482
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In this paper, Malvolio is seen, however tentatively, as being related to the "Machiavellian", whose crafty machinations are turned by Shakespeare into the silly antics of the bitter fool of Twelfth Night. The point of departure is Inge Leimberg's and John Russell Brown's discussion of Maria's riddling letter in scene 2.5.2.

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