Examples Of Courtly Love In Twelfth Night

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In Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, many ideas of courtly love are shown. These include unrequited love, wooing by proxy and suffering. Because of the relations and context of the book, all aspects of courtly love are used in different ways. Courtly love is the medieval tradition of love between ladies and their lovers, often linked with status and upper-class attitudes. Twelfth Night is set in Illyria when Viola has just been washed onto shore after a shipwreck separated her from her twin brother, Sebastian. Viola dresses as a man called Cesario and works from the Count, Orsino, whom she falls in love with. Cesario is sent to make Olivia, the Lady of Illyria fall in love with Orsino. But instead of this happening, Olivia falls in love

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