Captain Character Analysis
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The Captain of the ship that sank while carrying Viola and Sebastian. He survives along with Viola, and assures Viola that the last he saw of Sebastian that Sebastian was alive. Loyal, helpful, and a native of Illyria, he gives Viola information about the region that helps her devise her plan to find work with Orsino.
The timeline below shows where the character Captain appears in Twelfth Night. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1, scene 2
...wonders whether she could temporarily conceal her aristocratic identity and go work for Olivia. The Captain replies that this would be difficult because Olivia is refusing to see anyone. Viola then... (full context)
Act 5, scene 1