in Twelfth Night, Act 1, Scene 2.. Viola says, “Conceal me what I am, and be my aid. For such disguise as haply shall become the form of my intent.”
“Conceal me what i am, and be my aid” = Help me and show me who i am.
“For such disguise as haply shall become the form of my intent” = The disguise i wear will express what my intentions are.
Essentially, Viola is asking for advice and help in what she intends to do.
Meaning Of Conceal
Your quote is wrong and that is the root of your problem. Shakespeare sometimes has to break a sentence across lines. That “For” is written with a capital F is just form. The sentence should be read “Conceil me what I am,”+”and be my aid for such disguise as haply shall be come the form of my intent”. There is no way to explain “as haply” if “For” should mean “Because” and initiate a second sentence.
In http://nfs.sparknotes.com/twelfthnight/page_10.htm… there is a modern text: “help me conceal my identity, and find me the right disguise so I can look the way I want”. I believe that is right.
“Conceal me what I am, and be my aid” : Hide what I really am (Voila, a girl) and help me [She wants to be seen as an eunuch and serve the duke]
“For such disguise as haply shall become the form of my intent” : hopefully the disguise is appropriate for what I have in my mind (my intention)
I do not think that this is right
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