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Love is a strong liking or affection for a thing or person In William Shakespeares Twelfth Night there are many different types of love Mistaken love is shown when Malvolio falls in love with Olivia but she thinks that she loves Cesario Self-Love is expressed through Malvolio and Orsinos conceitedness Throughout the play true love is evident when Viola falls in love with Orsino and Toby falls in love with Maria The characters in the play express three types of love - mistaken self and true love Two characters in the play show Mistaken Love by falling in love with someone that does not love them in return The first example of mistaken love is Malvolio loving Olivia Malvolio says To bed Ay sweetheart and Ill come to thee 3430 This quote shows that Malvolio has an attraction to Olivia but his attraction to her is only mistaken love because Olivia just takes him as a simple servant Another example of Mistaken Love is Olivia loving Cesario Olivia says Cesario by the roses of the springBy mailhood honour truth and everythingI love thee so that maugre all thy prideNor wit nor reason can my passion hide Cesario replies By innocence I swear and by my youthI have one heart one bosom and one truthAnd that no woman has nore never noneShall mistress be of it save I alone 32147-158 This quote shows that it is obvious that Olivia loves Cesario but heshe cannot love her because Cesario is not who heshe really is and is actually Viola a woman disguised as a man Therefore Mistaken Love is expressed by these characters Malvolio and Olivia throughout the play In the play two characters Malvolio and Orsino show Self-Love Malvolio is a self-righteous egotistical person Malvolio says Sir Toby I must be round with you My lady bademe tell you that though she harbours you as her kinsmenshes nothing allied to your disorders If you can separateyourself
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