He explains that Cesario has many physical female characteristics. This quote hints at the fact that Cesario is not truly who he claims in the play. To begin, Viola’s disguise tricks Orsino into telling her all of his secrets. When explaining how close they have become in such a short period of ... ... middle of paper ... ...ting Olivia to love him. And the creation of one of the most complicated love triangles in the entire play between Cesario/ Viola, Olivia and Sebastian.
This stirs up more dramatic irony as the audience knows that Cesario is actually Viola in disguise. Her interest in Cesario makes it more difficult for Orsino to woo her and for Viola to eventually reveal herself. What was before a simple plot of a man trying to win over the girl, is now a complex story of a love triangle. "'If it be a suit from the Count, I am sick, or not at home. What you will to dismiss it.'"
The irony settles in when Orisno, asks his close servant Cesario to go to Olivia and make her understand how deeply he loves her. Shakespeare shows her helplessness in this situation because she has to help her love, try to woo someone else. The irony builds into a love triangle as Olivia begins to fall in love with Cesario as “he” loved Orisno. Olivia’s love is confirmed when she says “Yet come again, for thou perhaps mayst move that heart, which now abhors, to like his love” (III.i.153).
It was thought by Orsino that She would have an intense love for him if she loved her family so much. As the play moves forward, Orsino actually meets Olivia but he loses his lust for her, and instead loves Viola ( formerly Cesario). Shakespeare also used lust between Malvolio and Olivia. Malvolio thought that Olivia had fallen in love with him (as the reader knows this was a joke being played on Malvolio). This grew a larger ego bubble on Malvolio.
Viola was caught up in another true love scenario, only this time she was on the receiving end, and things didn't work out so smoothly. During her attempts to court Olivia for Orsino, Olivia grew to love Cesario. Viola was now caught in a terrible situation and there was only one way out, but that would jeopardize her chances with Orsino. It's amazing that Olivia could fall for a woman dressed as a man, but because Viola knew what women like to hear, her words won Olivia's heart. The next case of true love is on a less intimate and romantic scale, and more family oriented.
He does this by causing a love triangle which includes; • Viola likes Duke but • Duke likes Olivia and • Olivia like Cesario who is actually Viola disguised as her twin brother. Because of this confusing love triangle, some of the characters seem to view love as a curse. They also claim to suffer painfully from being in love or from the “pangs” of unrequited love. In Act 1 scene 5, Olivia describes love as a “plague” from which she suffers terribly. In Act 1 scene 1, Orsino depicts love dolefully as an “appetite” that he wants to satisfy and cannot.
Anyone with basic emotions and feelings can relate to finding affection whether it be through romance or pleasure, but most importantly, anyone can also understand the struggle and deep emotional stress one has when they cannot get the affection they most badly desire. These are the themes that William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream deals with, under a layer of comedic and mystical undertones. The play is initiated when lovers Hermia and Lysander decide to run away together since they are not allowed to be together by hermia’s father. However, another man, Demetrius, is given the blessing to marry Hermia although Hermia’s childhood friend, Helena, is in love with him. They all decide to meet up in the forest where the king and
More disorder is created when Olivia, who Orsino is hopelessly in love with, falls for Cesario, who is secretly in love with Orsino. Orsino sends Cesario to express his affection for Olivia, which Cesario/Viola is not thrilled with. As she puts it, "whoe'er I woo, myself would be his wife." (1-4 l.
Cesario had actually come to the countess to bring message of Orsino’s love for her, but upon encountering Cesario, Olivia fell instantly in love herself thus finishing the final corner of this love triangle. I think the main point that should be taken into account when reading Olivia’s passage is the obvious presence of guilt and love, two very opposing emotions, which she appears to be having an internal conflict with. In her aside, she was immediately stricken with love for the boy Cesario that she had only just met. Just before the speech Olivia made, Cesario was rather uncivil to her. Considering Olivia’s place as a rich countess, Cesario stepped out of line when speaking to her with his subtle disrespectfulness.
Once Cesario exits, Olivia reviews what Cesario has said, and begins to think of the messenger. At this point, the audience realizes what has happened, Olivia has fallen for the messenger. Even this comes as a surprise to her, she says “Even so quickly may one catch the plague?”(I. IV.281) To stand back and see what has arisen, all because of Viola’s disguise, is overwhelming and quite hard to explain without sounding redundant. To me this is the main conflict in the play. Viola is a young woman who has disguised herself as a eunuch in order to gain the employment of the Duke Orsino and falls in love with him.