Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare

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Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare 's most popular, lightest, entertainment and its staging continues to delight audiences all over the world which narrated the history of Viola, a young woman of aristocratic birth. Viola thought that her brother was dead, so she decided to make her own way in the world, and in the kingdom of Illyria she decided to disguise herself as a young man, calling herself “Cesario”. She becomes a page to Duke Orsino who is a nobleman lovesick for the Lady Olivia. Viola “Cesario” ends up falling in love with him even as Olivia. The women Orsino is courting, falls in love with Cesario. Viola have a dilemma; she cannot tell Orsino that she loves him, and she cannot tell Ollivia why she cannot lover her that make a miserable love triangle scene where Viola loves Orsino, Orsino loves Olivia, and Olivia loves Cesario. In the Twelfth Night, the principal characters are confused by one character, Viola because she is in love with a man being a man, and a lady is in love with her being a woman. This is a confusing situation that is the central conflict in the play. It is a conflict of love, attraction, and gender roles between Orsino, Olivia, and Viola. First, the superficial attraction and lovesickness that Orsino has for Olivia. It is demonstrated in the famous line that said: “If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and
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