What does Olivia say she will do for Malvolio act5?
Viola says she can’t do it because the sea captain’s got her clothes and Malvolio is holding the sea captain prisoner. Olivia says she’ll take care of Malvolio. She calls for him and Feste gives her the letter Malvolio wrote while imprisoned in the dark room.
What does Olivia comment about Malvolio?
Olivia rebukes Malvolio for his “self-love” and says that Feste’s insults are only “birdbolts” that do no damage (I.v. 77–79 ).
Who forged the letter that Malvolio thinks is from Olivia?
Maria forges a letter, apparently from Olivia, declaring love for Malvolio. She hides with Sir Toby and Sir Andrew as Malvolio finds the letter and is taken in by the trick. The letter says that he should wear cross-gartered yellow stockings and smile more to show he returns Olivia’s love.
Why did Olivia send for Malvolio?
Olivia, who sent a servant after the departing Viola (disguised as Cesario) to persuade him to return, tries to figure out how to woo him to love her. Feeling suddenly melancholy, Olivia sends for Malvolio because she wants someone solemn and sad to help with her strategy.
What does the forged letter make Malvolio believe?
To get revenge they trick him with a forged letter, into believing that the Countess Olivia wants to marry him. He is made to believe that she will love him more if he wears yellow stockings with cross garters and if he smiles more.
What does Maria tell Malvolio in the letter?
The letter orders him to wear yellow stockings, “go cross-gartered” (that is, to wear the straps of his stockings crossed around his knees), be sharp-tempered with Sir Toby, be rude to the servants, behave strangely, and smile all the time.
What does the letter say to Malvolio?
Malvolio promises to obey the letter: to smile, to put on yellow stockings cross-gartered, and to be haughty to Sir Toby. Delighted with their success, Maria and the others prepare to enjoy Malvolio’s downfall. Enter Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, and Fabian. TOBY Come thy ways, Signior Fabian.
What does the letter say in Twelfth Night?
Nay, I’ll come: if I lose a scruple of this sport, let me be boiled to death with melancholy. rascally sheep-biter come by some notable shame? favour with my lady about a bear-baiting here.
Why did Malvolio think that the letter was addressed to him?
The Gulling of Malvolio She has written a letter, imitating Olivia’s handwriting to make Malvolio believe the letter is expressing Olivia’s love for him.
What does Malvolio do after reading the letter?
Malvolio is exultant after reading the letter. He vows, as he was “commended,” to be proud and to baffle Sir Toby. To him, there can be no doubt that Olivia wrote the love letter, and if she desires him to wear “yellow stockings . . . cross-gartered,” then yellow stockinged and cross-gartered he shall be.
What does Maria plan to do to Malvolio?
Since Maria’s handwriting is almost identical to Olivia’s, Maria plans to leave letters lying around that will appear to have come from Olivia and will make Malvolio think that Olivia is in love with him.