The Theme Of Love In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

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In the play “Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare explores and illustrates the emotion of love with special detail. According to “Webster’s New World Dictionary,” love is defined as “a strong affection or liking for someone.” Throughout the play Shakespeare examines four different types of love: true love, self love, friendship and sibling love. Love is a major theme in the play of “Twelfth Night.”
True Love: “Twelfth Night,” is a romantic comedy and romantic love is one of the play’s main focuses. The whole play is set Illyria. There are three romantic love stories in the play. Duke Orsino expresses his love for Countess Olivia. Curio makes use of a pun when he asks the love-sick duke if he wants to go hunting the “hart,” a male deer.(1,1,18) “Why, so do I, the noblest that I have,” replies Orsino, referring to his heart, the seat of passion. Viola disguised as a man, Cesario, serves the duke. She falls in love with Orsino. The duke asks Viola to go woo Olivia on his behalf. In Act I Scene 5 at lines 220-229 Olivia compares Viola’s declaration of Orsino 's love to a sermon in church, based on a text in the bible. This is an unusual metaphor. What makes things more complicated is that, Olivia ends up falling in love with Cesario, which is Viola disguised. Orsino’s love for Olivia is rather lust. He has not once seen her. Olivia’s love for Cesario is a kind of illusion; she is just attracted to the behaviour of Cesario and not the person. When Olivia wants to let Cesario know that
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