Here are the things to focus on for your literature examination:
DRAMA: Twelfth Night:
Olivia: her mourning, her refusal of Orsino, her fixation with Cesario, the way she courts Cesario, the way she is referred to by other characters such as Sir Toby, Maria, Malvolio, Orsino, Cesario and Sebastian.
Cesario/ Viola: reason for disguising herself, her history before arriving in Illyria, the way she describes her love for Orsino, the way she tries to keep Olivia at bay, the way age tries to get out of the fight with Sir Andrew, the way she is described by Orsino, Olivia and Sebastian.
Orsino: his fixation with Olivia and how he changes his focus of love by the end of the play, in love with being in love, whinges often, melodramatic, how he deals with Cesario, what he thinks of women, how he behaves in Act 5 Scene 1.
Malvolio: reason why Maria, Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, Fabian and Feste play the trick on him, why can we describe him as a Puritan?, how does he behave in the beginning of the play when Sir Toby and Sir Andrew are being noisy in Olivia’s house, why is it bad that he keeps dreaming of being Count?, how does he behave when he reads the live letter?, what does he do next?, what do Sir Toby and the rest do to him?, what happens to him in the end?
Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, Maria, Fabian and Feste: ( treat these as a gang :)) compare and contrast the characters of Sir Toby and Sir Andrew, what type if character does Maria have?, how does Sir Toby refer to Maria? (remember they end up married in the end), what is Feste’s role in the play overall?, what does the gang do to Malvolio and why?, the duel between Sir Andrew and Cesario and the way it affects the events in the last few scenes of the play.
The love triangle: how it starts and how it is sorted by the end of the play.
Maria and Sir Toby
Orsino and Cesario
Olivia and her rejection of Orsino
LOVE: how it affects the characters and the events of the play, confusion and how order is restored in the end
MADNESS : how it is brought out in the play especially once Sebastian arrives in Illyria, how it affects relationships.
REMEMBER TO ORGANISE THE QUOTES YOU ARE STUDYING IN CHARACTERS OR THEMES. Do not overdo it though. You only need three to five quotes.