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Sir Andrew

I was adored once too.

[2.3.166]

Also called

  • Sweet Sir Andrew (Sir Toby, 1.3.41),
  • Foolish knight (Maria, 1.3.14),
  • Scholar (Sir Toby, 2.3.11),
  • Dear venom (Sir Toby, 3.2.2),
  • Clodpole (Sir Toby, 3.4.78),
  • An ass-head, and a coxcomb, and a knave, a thin-faced knave, a gull (Sir Toby, 5.1.198-9)

Relationship Status

Unknown

Character biography

I am so very lucky to have a friend like the good Sir Toby who I can rely on. He has made it possible for me to stay at Countess Olivia’s grand mansion which has made it easier for me to pay court to her. Sir Toby says it is only a matter of time before she recognises my worth and we will be married but, sometimes, I am not so sure. I must have confidence. One thing I am sure of is that I will stand up to anyone who is a rival in matters of the heart. I am well-versed in all matters of chivalry and honour so will know the right thing to do. I sometimes think that Sir Toby is making a fool of me but it is worth it to have such a friend. That Feste, he can really puzzle me with his quick wit and humour, but I am sure it is all well-meant. If my pursuit of Olivia comes to nothing I will have to go home I suppose, but I will miss all my friends here.

Plots with…

Sir Toby

Dear agony aunt

My friend said a girl fancies me, but she’s been flirting with some page boy! I’m a knight, for goodness sake! Should I fight him to prove my love?

Surely if she is flirting with another man then she does not love you! And if you want to fight, then don't. Talk to this Page Boy and find out whether or not he loves your woman. If he does love her, and she loves him then he has won. If he doesn't then you have no enemy in him.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 17:16

Dear Sir Andrew, NO! Violence is not the answer. And if she likes this page boy, hurting him is only going to hurt her.

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 13:09

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Family:
The Aguecheek family is a well-respected and wealthy. Perhaps, since Sir Andrew inherited the title, they are not as prominent as they have been in the past.

Who is he?:
Sir Andrew is an extremely tall and thin man. He is a great friend of Sir Toby Belch whom he thinks is always trying to be helpful to him in his quest for love. Sir Andrew has most fortunately been invited to stay at Countess Olivia’s house by her uncle, Sir Toby, in order that Sir Andrew can pursue his love for Olivia. Sir Andrew’s great wealth comes in very useful in funding the drinking parties which Sir Toby sets up. It has been noted that Sir Andrew is not the most sharp-witted of people and can fall prey to pranks and tricks carried out by Sir Toby.

Interests:
Sir Andrew has a great knowledge and interest in all matters of chivalry. He has spent much of his life engaging in pursuits such as fencing, which is highly suitable for a man of his standing. He has made it clear that he is prepared to stand up for himself in matters of honour.

Relationships:
Sir Andrew has declared himself to be in love with the great lady, the Countess Olivia. He is hopeful that by being so close to Olivia living in her house that he will be able to impress her with his love, his knowledge and his wealth. Sir Andrew worries that someone like Olivia will attract other suitors and is it is not known how he will react to rivals.