English IV: Final Exam Twelfth Night Quotes

“If music be the food of love, play on.Give me excess of it, that surfeiting,The appetite may sicken and so die.” Citation: (ORSINO. Act 1, Scene 1)Meaning: If it’s true that music makes people more in love, keep playing. Give me too much of it, so I’ll get sick of it and stop loving.
“I’ll do my bestTo woo your ladyYet, a barful strife!Whoe’er I woo, myself would be his wife.” Citation: (VIOLA. Act 1, Scene 4)Meaning:She says she will try her best to make the lady love him. But it will be hard because she has to be a matchmaker for the man she wants to marry herself.
“Make me a willow cabin at your gateAnd call upon my soul within the house.” Citation: (VIOLA. Act 1, Scene 5)Meaning:I’d build myself a sad little cabin near your house, where my soul’s imprisoned. From that cabin I’d call out to my soul.She is talking to Olivia
“She pined in thought,And with a green and yellow melancholyShe sat like patience on a monument,Smiling at grief.” Citation: (VIOLA. Act 2, Scene 4)Meaning:She pined away. She just sat waiting patiently, sadly, smiling despite her sadness. Her complexion turned greenish from depression.
“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.” Citation: (MALVOLIO. Act 2, Scene 4)Meaning:
“This is the air, that is the glorious sun.This pearl she gave me, I do feel ‘t and see ‘t,And though ’tis wonder that enwraps me thus,Yet ’tis not madness.” Citation: (SEBASTIAN. Act 4, Scene 3)Meaning: This is the air, that’s the glorious sun. I can feel and see this pearl she gave me. I may be dazed and confused, but I’m not insane.
“Prove true, imagination, oh, prove true,That I, dear brother, be now ta’en for you!” Citation: (VIOLA, Act Scene 4)Meaning:Oh, please be true, please let it be that this man has mistaken me for you, my dear brother!
“One face, one voice, one habit, and two persons!A natural perspective, that is and is not!” Citation: (ORSINO. Act 5, Scene 1)Meaning:One face, one voice, one way of dressing, but two people! It’s like an optical illusion. It is and isn’t the same person!(He sees Sebastian)
“..and thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.” Citation: (FESTE THE FOOL. Act 5, Scene 1)Meaning:What goes around comes around.Talking to Malvolio
“Cesario, come,For so you shall be, while you are a man.But when in other habits you are seen,Orsino’s mistress and his fancy’s queen.” Citation: (ORSINO. Act 5, Scene 1)Meaning:Cesario, come here. I’ll keep calling you Cesario while you’re still a man, but when we see you in women’s clothes you’ll be the queen of my dreams, Orsino’s true love.