Essay on The Twelfth Night Or What You Will?

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Conflicts Essay: Twelfth Night or, What You Will There are internal and external conflicts in the Twelfth Night that make a person want to keep reading to see what is going to happen next. The way Shakespeare wrote this play creates a lot of confusion and conflict that makes it more interesting. When reading the play it begins with conflict and it makes a person think how will this conflict and confusion be resolved in the end? This romantic comedy is about love of course, and all of the suffering that characters have to go through because of it. There are many conflicts in the Twelfth Night that shape the main characters in the play. The main conflict in the play is Viola, the protagonist, dressing up as a man and creating a lot of confusion within the characters of the play. Viola comes to Illyria, where her ship has wrecked and she believes that her twin brother, Sebastian, has died (2-3). She goes to Orsino the Duke where she dresses like a man to work in his home as a page and she is called Cesario. Another conflict is that she begins working for Orsino and falls in love with him. The Duke is in love with Olivia but she does not love him and he is depressed and will do anything for her love. He asks Cesario (Viola) to go to Olivia’s and win her over so she can fall in love with him and when Viola is by herself she says, “Whoo’er I woo, myself would be his wife” (9). Indicating that she has fallen in love with the Duke but is still willing to go as the messenger to win…

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