Maria: olivia's handmaiden and author of a letter that ensnares malvolio in a prank that pokes fun at his haughty demeanor antonio: sea captain ( quinapalus was a character in the works of the french writer, rabelais)] enter olivia with malvolio god bless thee, lady 20 olivia: take the fool away feste: do you. Both malvolio and maria were minor gentry, but well below olivia's rank as a member of the nobility that said, a servant in the house of a noble was higher- ranked than a servant in the house of a member of the gentry to be steward or lady chambermaid in olivia's house means that they were highly ranked indeed. Character analysis maria is olivia's lady in waiting or, her chambermaid (but not the kind of chambermaid who scrubs toilets and changes sheets) though we never see olivia and maria giggling about boys and painting each other's toenails, we know that maria is very close to olivia – close enough to know her lady's. Determined to teach malvolio a lesson for his pompous ways the group relies on olivia's handmaid maria to concoct a trick maria write a justice shallow and sir hugh evans encourage abraham slender to marry master page's young daughter, anne page, who is the prettiest and wealthiest girl in town the men dine at. The lady olivia's uncle sir toby belch is always being foolish with his friends: sir andrew aguecheek and maria, the maid malvolio, olivia's steward is forever not been disguised as olivia's disguise also helps to create a further sense of comedy as the audience knows things about disguise that the characters do not. Sir toby and sir andrew are joined by a new character, fabian, who has been the victim of malvolio's sanctimoniousness when he protested to the lady olivia that fabian was involved in the cruel game of bear baiting, a form of sport in which dogs barked and snapped at a bear chained to a post as a moral puritan,.
Sir toby belch, olivia's uncle, is criticised by the maid, maria, for being drunk and upsetting the peace of his mourning niece but he takes no notice sir andrew aguecheek, a foolish that his twin sister is drowned he is accompanied by a loving sailor, antonio, who is risking his life because he is a wanted man in illyria. The fool has been having a good time with maria (olivia's maid), so he is already warmed up by the time olivia shows up the exchange shows that olivia is good- natured when the fool first spars with olivia, he says that he can prove that she is a fool misprision in the highest degree lady, cucullus non facit monachum. Olivia's personal maid maria (amanda arbues) pens intimate love notes to malvolio in olivia's handwriting, causing malvolio to drop all inhibition and that women love in the same way as men, vacker's eyes gleam with both passion and wisdom – traits that make both character and performer attractive.
Characters in illyria: duke orsino, ruler of illyria valentine curio olivia, a countess maria, her gentlewoman malvolio, olivia's steward feste, a professional fool than women's are” yet he professes his own steadfastness to olivia • feste sings of unrequited love, “i am slain by a fair cruel maid,” feeding orsino's self. Like orsino, she does not really seem to love too deeply: once she finds out ' cesario' is a woman, she quickly falls in love with 'his' twin brother maria : olivia's maid just as intelligent as olivia but far less serious maria loves jokes as much as toby, but sometimes scorns his drunken parties she likes to punish people.
Her plan of the letter only to make him appear as a fool what helps maria is her position or job as a maid to olivia : maria: i can write very like my lady we can hardly make distinction of our hands (п 3 159-160) notably , twelfth night features a great variety of messages sent from one character to another. The jokester role in shakespeare's twelfth night is definitely filled by the character of maria in the comic play, maria is a central figure in lady olivia's household she teams up with other characters to play jokes on malvolio, and at the end of the play, she gets her own happy ending pretty nice conclusion for the practical. Maria olivia's lady in waiting (maid) has a fancy for sir toby also does not like malvolio the four decide to play a trick on him to bring him down a “peg or two” maria invents a trick which could only work on someone as conceited as malvolio the trick they decide to play on him is for maria to imitate olivia's.
Her steward malvolio, maria the maid and feste the clown become involved in the two plots to humiliate malvolio and make fun of sir andrew the characters becomes orsino's servant and takes messages to the object of his love olivia viola soon falls in love with orsino but he does not realise that she is a woman.
As the play continues, cesario falls in love with the duke, and olivia falls in love with cesario, who is really viola disguised maria, olivia's servant woman, desires to seek revenge on malvolio, olivia's steward “to the delight of sir viola's friend the captain describes olivia as “a virtuous maid” (i ii) viola/cesario calls her. Minor characters grandfather matthias, bruno's grandfather and father's father, is ten years grandmother's senior he supports and is proud of father's role in the nazi party, and opposes how grandmother lashes out against father's new role as commandant maria maria is the family's maid though she is secretly. A stock character is one that is a recurring character that is recycled in many plays, such as a ladies' maid, as is maria in shakespeare's twelfth night such a character would be likely to show up in any play that dealt with interaction between the upper and lower classes what makes maria different, however, is the fact that.