The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0357  Wednesday 3 March 1999.

From:           Jack Hettinger <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 2 Mar 1999 11:29:35 -0500
Subject:        Question on Twelfth Night:

A student asked in class this morning why Sebastian waits three months
before taking leave of Antonio, but Viola sets out for Orsino's court
immediately after the shipwreck. (I was stuck for an answer, but
afterwards thought that unlike Viola, Sebastian has shelter and
protection and does not need to go until he feels the "malignancy of my
fate" [2.1.4]). I thank you all for any comments on this matter.

Jack Hettinger

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