Symbolism Of The Twins Viola And Sebastian Essay

1136 Words Apr 11th, 2016 5 Pages
Thesis:
Through the symbolism of the twins Viola and Sebastian in Shakespeare’s 12th Night, love can be seen as an unyielding force and can be found in unintentional and mysterious ways.

Body Paragraph #1:
Viola falls in love with Orsino, after he talks about her qualities, or being similar to a woman, of course, unknowingly that she actually is a woman.
P #1:
Viola masquerades as a man with the name of Cesario in order to make something of herself. She goes to work for the Duke Orsino, who is hopelessly in love with Olivia. Orsino confides in Viola, saying how “he” knows women. Even saying, “Dear lad, believe it./For they shall yet belie thy happy years/ That say thou art a man. Diana’s lip/ Is not more smooth and rubious. Thy small pipe/ Is as the maiden’s organ, shrill and sound/
And all is semblative a woman’s part....” (Twelfth Night Act I.IV). Viola had in the process fallen in love with Orsino, with his noticings, and the way he talked about her. It had in turn began the turnings of a love triangle. P#2: Viola is told to be a messenger of Orsino’s love to Olivia, he tells Viola to confess his love, and how he wants nothing but here. This proves a bit complicated because Viola herself wants to Marry Orsino. After saying, “I’ll do my best/ To woo your lady…” Viola is besides herself, saying, “Yet, a barful strife--/ Whoe’er I woo, myself would be his wife.” (Twelfth Night Act I.IV). Basically, Viola agrees to “woo” Olivia for Orsino, but with a heavy heart because…

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