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The Nature of Love in "Twelfth Night"

Summary: The following is an essay about the way Shakespeare reveals love in his play "Twelfth Night."
Self love and false love are revealed in Shakespeare's play `Twelfth Night." Shakespeare exposes love through emotional exaggeration, by which he raises his imaginary world above that of the ordinary. In "twelfth Night" in particular, this love takes form that might be characterised as `false love'. Love becomes false as a result of the disguise element and deceptive tendencies that "Twelfth Night" brings; here the characters are often fooled into loving things which simply do not exist. Viola in her soliloquy (act 2 scene 2//14-38) expresses sympathy for Olivia, as she has fallen in love with Cesario, due to her disguise as a man. Here Shakespeare portrays `false love' as Olivia is fooled into believing that Viola really is a man. Self love is also revealed in "Twelfth Night." Shakespeare portrays `self love' through the character of Orsino. Shakespeare shows that Orsino is not...

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