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My coursework is on Twelfth Night (Shakespearean comedy) and I have chosen my title but now I have no idea how to write 1200-1500 words on it.

“Comedy is a radical, anti-authoritarian form: less ‘feel good’ and more ‘feel uneasy’” To what extent does the use of disguise confirm this viewpoint?

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What are you struggling with more specifically? Do you fully understand the question?

If you do, the best starting-point would be to go through your copy of Twelfth Night and make a note of all the scenes featuring disguise of any kind. The most obvious example is Viola, but disguise isn't just about dressing up and pretending to be someone else - there is also the fake love-letter to Malvolio, and I think there are a few other more subtle forms of disguise as well. Then read those scenes in detail and try to think about what these say about your topic. Do they provoke unease? If so, how - and in whom? I think you should consider two things here: the impact of the disguises on other characters, and the impact of the disguises on the audience.

In your place I would open with a definition of what exactly is meant by 'disguise' in Twelfth Night. As I said, it's not just about dressing up. It always helps to define the main terms you're using. It focuses you. Then you can move on to the question of whether disguise is unsettling or cheering.

1500 words isn't very long and you won't have time to discuss this in much detail, so you won't be able to write about every scene involving a disguise. You will have to be selective and choose the things you consider most important - the things that really help you to make your point.
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What are you struggling with more specifically? Do you fully understand the question?

If you do, the best starting-point would be to go through your copy of Twelfth Night and make a note of all the scenes featuring disguise of any kind. The most obvious example is Viola, but disguise isn't just about dressing up and pretending to be someone else - there is also the fake love-letter to Malvolio, and I think there are a few other more subtle forms of disguise as well. Then read those scenes in detail and try to think about what these say about your topic. Do they provoke unease? If so, how - and in whom? I think you should consider two things here: the impact of the disguises on other characters, and the impact of the disguises on the audience.

In your place I would open with a definition of what exactly is meant by 'disguise' in Twelfth Night. As I said, it's not just about dressing up. It always helps to define the main terms you're using. It focuses you. Then you can move on to the question of whether disguise is unsettling or cheering.

1500 words isn't very long and you won't have time to discuss this in much detail, so you won't be able to write about every scene involving a disguise. You will have to be selective and choose the things you consider most important - the things that really help you to make your point.

Thankyouuu, this is a lot of help
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