Malvolio is presented as a both sympathetic and disturbing character in Shakespeare’s play, Twelfth Night. Due to the time when this play was written, Puritans were strongly opposed by Shakespeare and many of the audience. However, even though Malvolio was portrayed as a Puritan, there was no reason for the pranks to be played so hard on him. But at the same time, his proud and boastful characteristics and his language that suggests madness and revenge disturbs the genre greatly, which may have lead to the absent weddings that should have been a promise for comedy plays.
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