Maria (Twelfth Night)
|Twelfth Night character|
Maria (second from right) giggling while Malvolio demonstrates his yellow stockings to his lady Olivia. Painting by Johann Heinrich Ramberg.
|Created by||William Shakespeare|
Maria is a fictional character in the play Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. She is a servant in Olivia's household. Maria is shown to have a friendly relationship with Sir Toby Belch, and exhibits a witty attitude. Maria also forged a love letter to Malvolio which resulted in Malvolio's condemnation to the madhouse.
Connections with other characters
- Maria is Olivia's personal house-maid
- Sir Toby Belch is Maria's lover and eventual husband
- Malvolio is the steward in Olivia's household and therefore Maria's supervisor
- Guide to Twelfth Night
- Analysis of Major Characters in Twelfth Night
- Summary of Twelfth Night and Characters
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