Twelfth Night Lust

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In Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare love is misunderstood more than anything in the play. Shakespeare wrote in the play three different types of love in the play. In the Twelfth Night Shakespeare included Love, Lust, and Brotherly love. Shakespeare chose Love because it is one of the most diverse emotions there are. Love can be taken many different ways, and it can make you do crazy things. Shakespeare saw how a person could easily mix Love and Lust, so he used that to his advantage, and wrote on the topic to show his own point of view. Shakespeare says that love is hard to find and he shows it through Duke Orsino, Olivia, and Malvolio In Twelfth Night Shakespeare included one of the most confusing types of love there is, which is Lust. One could lust over because of physical features, personality, style, etc… there is no specific reason one could lust because it can be taken in so many ways. One of the ways lust was included in Twelfth Night was how Duke Orsino was in love with Olivia, but he had never met her, nor heard her speak. Some could argue that Duke did actually love Olivia. There could be arguments saying that the whole play was based on true love, and there wasn’t any other type of love besides it. Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night can be taken many different ways, and people can easily misunderstand it. As mentioned before…show more content…
Olivia did not know the true meaning of love, and what you feel when you experience it. The play Twelfth Night bases love off of looks, and social class. “There, before him And underneath that consecrated roof, Plight me the full assurance of your faith, That my most jealous and too doubtful soul May live at peace” (V.iii. 25-29). Olivia is telling who she thinks is Cesario that they can go get married right now, so that all of her worries will go away. Olivia is fond of what she thinks is love, so she acts on it
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