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Both men and women pay effort for love in the play of Twelfth night Their effort includes taking actions and expressing the feeling of love However the differences in the degree of effort suggest that womens love is more passionate Passion means the showing of intense love or strong feelings The statement of womens love is more passionate can be explained by comparing men and womens effort paid Viola and Olivia are the main female characters involved in the plot of love Viola a deeply passionate young woman pays great effort for her love Orsino Her effort can be observed in two aspects The first one is her loyalty in serving Orsino Disguised as Cesario she presents herself as a responsible messenger of Duke Orsino Her unselfish and sincere love makes her put Orsinos interest before her own Act I sc IV 39-41 Ill do my best to woo your lady Yet a barful strife Whoever I woo myself would be his wife She promises to try her best to win Olivias love for Orsino In Act I sc V 210-211 with adorations fertile tears Viola unselfishly tells Olivia the so called passion of Orsino 240-242 my master not myself lacks recompense Viola tells Olivia about Orsinos lovesickness and sufferings due to unrequited love She hopes Olivia will accept and she can complete his masters mission In Act II sc II 33-34 As I am manmy state is desperate for my masters love in Act III sc I 90-91 Madam I come to whet your gentle thoughts on his behalf And in Act III sc IV 180 your true love for my master It shows that she knows her duty and responsibility clearly despite her strong desire of being in love with Orsino The second aspect that shows the effort paid by her is her hints for Orsino In Act II sc IV 22-26 Viola hints her love by saying her
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