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Essay | Orsino's Role in "Twelfth Night"

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Orsino's Role in "Twelfth Night"

Summary: In William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," Orsino masculinity is stripped away to show his true role, the embodiment of all the represents the land of Illyria.
Examine the Presentation of Orsino and his love in the play.

Orsino, Duke of Illyria has a prominent and pivotal role in Twelfth Night. Illyria his kingdom reflects aspects of Orsino's character and it could be argued that Illyria and its people manifest and represent him and his desires. Orsino's importance can be underrated if he is viewed simply, and it his introductory image of a self-regarding individual which may fool the audience into viewing him as a shallow unchanging man. Unlike Olivia, Orsino never has the physical opportunity to display his changing character. Olivia is physically unveiled, whereas the revelation of Orsino's character is far more conceptualized through his language and the viewpoints of other characters in the play. Through the subtleties of Orsino's character we can remove his disguise as the masculine courtly suitor and reveal the great significance of Orsino. For Orsino...

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