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Twelfth Night In Shakespeares Twelfth Night it is clearly evident that the fluctuation in attitude to the dual role and situation and tribulations imposed upon the character of ViolaCesario ends up in a better understanding of both sexes and thus allows Viola to have a better understanding for Orsino Near the opening of the play when Viola is adopting her male identity she creates another self like two masks and may decide to wear one or the other while swinging between the two dentities in emotion and in character She decides to take on this identity because she has more freedom in society in her Cesario mask which is evident when she is readily accepted by Orsino whereas in her female identity she would not be Thus a customary role in society and to the outlooks of others is portrayed Orsino sees Cesario as a young squire just starting out in the world much like himself as a young spry lad so he has a tendency to be more willing to unload onto her with his troubles and sorrows seeking a companion with which to share and to teach Thus Viola grows in her male disguise to get a better feeling for his inner self not the self that heshows to the public or would reveal and share with Viola in her true female self but rather his secret self as he believes he shares with a peer So she grows to love him But Orsinos motivation is actually not love for Viola but rather he seems to be in love with love itself His entire world is filled with love but he knows that there might be a turning point for him like when he says If music be the food of love play on give me excess of it that surfeiting the appetite may sicken and so die 206 This quote shows that he knows that he is so caught up in
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