Viola In Twelfth Night

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Viola, as known as Cesario, was in the middle of it all, she loved Duke Orsino and Olivia loved Cesario. Viola dressed up as a man to be able to get a job after the shipwreck and to get over her brother, Sebastian. She began to work for Duke Orsino and quickly fell in love with him within three days. Duke is selfish and self centered, but still Viola does everything for him “I'll do my best/ To woo your lady: Aside. Yet a barful strife!/ Whoe'er I woo, myself would be his wife.” (1.4.44-46) Viola would always follow Duke Orsino’s orders and express his unconditional love for Olivia, which caused Viola’s feelings to rise and for her behavior to change. However all Duke sees is Cesario is a friend and a man. “ I am no fee’d post, lady; keep your purse;/ My master, not myself, lacks recompense/ Love make his heart of flint that you shall love;/ And let your fervor, like my master’s, be/ Placed in contempt! …show more content…
Farewell, fair cruelty (1.5.285) Later on in the novel Duke finds out that Viola is a lady dressed up as Cesario and he is delighted, he knew something was always different about “Cesario” and Viola is the one for

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