The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0357 Wednesday 3 March 1999.
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.