Romantic Attraction And Commitment In Twelfth Night

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There are numerous examples of same sex romantic attraction and commitment in Twelfth Night, including situations where characters believe the object of their affection is the same biological sex as their beloved. One example of this is Sebastian and Antonio’s relationship. However, Antonio is attracted to Sebastian, who is of the same sex while Sebastian does not reciprocate the same feelings. Instead, he merely views Antonio as a friend. An example of Antonio’s commitment is during the scene when Sebastian decides to leave his clingy friend behind and tells the truth about his background. Antonio states, “If you will not murder me for my love, let me be your servant” (II.1.32-33). Antonio cares about Sebastian’s well-being, considering the
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