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Where does love hide William Shakespeares Twelfth Night or What You Will showcases all different types of hidden loves and relationships including broken relationships budding relationships one-sided relationships and non-existent relationships I will focus on the complex relationships of Viola and Orsino Orsino and Olivia and Olivia and Sebastian These characters will wind-up tangled in inadvertent relationships which I will explore This analysis will show how every character shares similarities in that every character simply wants love I will validate my claim through a thorough exploration and analysis of the textViola and Orsino have a dynamic relationship Their relationship starts when Viola poses as Cesario while working for Orsino Duke of Illyria After Viola started working for Orsino Valentine told her that Orsino feels extremely comfortable around him despite having only known him for three days 141-3 This shows that Orsino and Viola already share a strong compatibility with each other which helps Viola move their relationship forward even though Orsino confuses her as a man After Orsino asked her to beg for Olivias hand Viola quickly says in an aside Whoer I woo myself would be his wife 1441 Viola realizes Orsino has no interest in her but that does not stop her from remaining hopeful Although Orsino has her doing his bidding Viola only likes him more When Viola asks him Say that some lady as perhaps there is hath for your love as great a pang of heart as you have for Olivia You cannot love her You tell her so Must she not then be answered 2489-92 These irony-laced lines show how desperately Viola wants his affection After the identity confusion thickens exorbitantly with Olivia accusing Viola as her husband Viola finally reveals her love for Orsino but Orsino feels outrage toward her 51163-168 However when Viola reveals her womanliness to Orsino he happily replies with Here is my hand You shall from this time be your masters mistress 51324-325
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