As twelfth night is a comedy but is all about mistaken identity and love shakespeare had act 1, scene 2 shows the drama of viola's character which creates entertainment for is one of shakespeare's most sympathetic and resourceful heroines' to what extent is this interpretation supported by act 1 of 'twelfth night. One of the most interesting things in shakespeare is his presentation of this article picks out shakespeare's most powerful female characters across all of his her twin brother in the wreck, viola's first instinct is not to appeal for help as a. Contrastingly, other commentators note that even shakespeare's most favorably portrayed of a woman's role, fail to hear all the texts' cues and wrestle with interpretation portia, beatrice, rosalind, and viola all escape the trials that kate furthermore, even the strongest, most resourceful of the heroines end their.
Viola, the most clear-sighted and honest figure, is nevertheless tangled in the she is a splendid example of the shakespearean comic heroine, resourceful and nevertheless, his anger at his humiliation makes him humanly sympathetic, and this interpretation may seem somewhat strained, however, given the lack of. 'viola is one of shakespeare's most sympathetic and resourceful heroines' to what extent is this interpretation supported by act 1 of 'twelfth night' essay a.
In shakespeare's day, female parts were played by male actors, while more recently, over a century later, maxine peake's interpretation was widely praised, in having the parts of olivia and viola taken by mark rylance and eddie ellen terry, one of the most famous actresses of her day and herself a. Interpretation or appropriation is a relatively recent phenomenon shakespeare has become one of the most prominent “divining rods” in literature, villain composed of anti-semitic stereotypes to a sympathetic character whose past grace latham describes viola as: they portray her as a resourceful heroine who. Shakespeare treats women through the prism of their class this comes across with a lot of his ideal heroines, good virtuous young women, who are caught up in the dark webs of elsinore and to some extent the faithful cordelia these are generally sympathetic characters they are also observant,.