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The Interpretation of Act V Scene I The Twelfth Night is a Shakespearean romantic comedy that is filled with plenty of humor and lots of deception It is frequently read as a play about masking about the conscious and unconscious assumption of false identities and about levels of self-knowledge and self-deception this theme is played out prominently through Violas transsexual disguise Kahn 43 The play is comprised of five acts and numerous scenes However I am only going to touch on one of these scenes in my paper The scene I chose to write about is act V scene I I chose this scene because it is the one that interested me the most and I feel that it is also the scene with the most hidden meanings Act V scene I in my opinion is a very complicated scene I am going to discuss the part of the scene just before Sebastian enters with Viola disguised as Cesario Viola in this part is surrounded by many people all of whom think she is someone other than the person she actually is This is where ViolaCesario speaking to Olivia protests undoubtedly her love for Orsino by saying After him I love More than I love these eyes more than my life Twelfth Night 51 134 Olivia after hearing this is confused and protests to Viola that they are married by saying Whither my lord Cesario husband stay Twelfth Night 51 141 ViolaCesario denies this and is shocked by the accusation Olivia continues to press the issue by getting the priest to confirm the marriage It is at this point when Orsino hears and believes the priests confirmation of the marriage that I feel he expresses signs of homosexuality towards Viola whom he still believes is Cesario Orsino becomes filled with anger and jealousy towards ViolaCesario saying Farewell and take her but direct thy feet where thou and I henceforth may never meet Twelfth Night
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