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Identity Most of the characters in Twelfth Night are in a state of identity confusion. Thematically, Shakespeare sets up the plays to actions to reinforce that identity will always be fragmentary and incomplete until one is able to love, regardless of whether one is loved in return.
Viola embodies this confusion when she assumes the identity of a boy, Cesario.
In a patriarchal culture, sexual difference is held to be an immutable law; traditional gender role behavior was based on a natural biological fact rather than social convention. When Cesario and Sir Andrew face each other in a duel, it is revealed that both are acting the role of being a man.
Both characters are pretending. Love and the Self Shakespeare, especially through Olivia, gets to the heart of the relationship between self and love.
When we fall in love, we almost necessarily lose our self-composure, cease to be able to see our actions with our own eyes. The Danger of Love In Twelfth Night, love is seen as similar to death, because both prose a threat, or at the very least, a challenge to the singular self that is afraid of change.
The very language that one uses to communicate with another may end up demanding more, or at least differently, than what one intended. The characters in the play that cling to a singular sense of self that does not allow for change are often the ones for whom change happens most violently.
Malvolio is the most notable example of this, but Orsino, too, although he claims to be open to love, is, beneath all his high rhetoric, deeply afraid of any mutual love relationship.The Elizabethan Era in England - The Elizabethan Era is often referred to as the Golden Age of England (A Changing View).
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Cesario/Viola fell in love at first sight with her master Orsino, so she goes to court Olivia unwillingly.