William Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night explores the ways in which nothing is as it appears. Deception and disguise result in difficulties for the characters as they explore for love inflicting melancholy and confusion. It is only once truth prevails that, in most cases, love may also.
Shakespeare presents the effect that disguise, and deception can cause. One of the most obvious instances of disguise is through the character of Viola. Stranded in Illyria after a wreck, she dresses as a male so as to fill in as a eunuch for the Duke Orsino. She asks for the captain’s help by saying ‘Thou shall present me as a eunuch to him’. Through her mask, Viola figures out how to beguile Lady Olivia, who falls profoundly in love with ‘Cesario’, ‘Cesario…I love thee so that maugre all thy pride’. Olivia attempts to mask her emotions, however the subdued energy is uncovered ‘I wish you were as I would have you be’. Having offered herself to grieving, there is a feeling of distress here.
Viola thinks that it’s hard to camouflage her affection for Orsino ‘never told her love, but let concealment, like a worm i’the bud, feed on her damask’. Toward the start of the play, Orsino accepts that he madly in love with Olivia saying, ‘If music be the food of love, play on’. It turns out to be very clear, nonetheless, that he is infatuated with the thought of affection since his adoration rapidly goes to abhor stating, ‘Live you the marble-breasted tyrant still’. In the long run, in the wake of discovering the genuine personality of ‘Cesario’, he requests that Viola wed him, yet simply after she expels the male camouflage ‘Cesario come; for so you shall be, whilst you are a man’. Olivia is likewise beguiled in Twelfth Night. She accepts that she is in love with ‘Cesario’, yet she doesn’t realize that he is Viola ‘I am the man. If it be so – as tis, she were better love a dream’
The playwright explores the theme how melancholy can be the result of disappointed love. This is the setup of many conditions, which includes the meeting of Olivia and Viola where Olivia falls very quickly in love with Cesario. That is an example of unrequited love. The opposite instance of unrequited love is once more due to blended identities, Viola the opposite ‘melancholy lover’ inside the play, loves Orsino but Orsino can’t return that love because he thinks that she is a man so by no means think that she loves him, but she also cannot display her love to him due to the fact she would then have to show her real identity, which cannot be revealed until the proper time. Cesario/Viola talks approximately how she knows how Orsino feels due to the fact that “My father had a daughter loved a man,” Viola talks to Orsino about how her ‘sister’ cherished a man that the very formal love is shown in the manner that Orsino fails to woo Olivia with the suitors sent from him with messages which says how best she is and the way his love is in a completely flowery way, “my love, more noble than the world” however this kind of loss of lust and such an idealised view of love, it seems that Orsino is more in love with the concept of love in place of an actual being.
Twelfth Night features the significance of truth with the end goal for affection to be delighted in. Twelfth Night comprises of many love triangles, a large number of the characters who are tangled up in the snare of adoration are heedless to see that their feelings and emotions toward different characters are false. They are being bamboozled without anyone else’s input as well as the others around them. There are sure occasions in the play where the feeling of affection is valid, and the two individuals included feel in all respects unequivocally toward each other. Viola’s affection for Orsino is an extraordinary case of genuine romance. In spite of the fact that she is claiming to take care of business and is for all intents and purposes obscure in Illyria, she would like to win the Duke’s heart. In act 1, scene 4, Viola we should out her actual affections for Cesario “yet a barful strife! Whoe’er I woo, myself would be his wife.” That announcement turns out to be genuine when Viola uncovers her actual character. Viola and Orsino had an awesome kinship and doing the change to a couple was simple. Viola was gotten up to speed in another genuine romance situation, just this time she was in a bad way, and things didn’t work out so easily.
During her endeavours to court Olivia for Orsino, Olivia developed to cherish Cesario. Viola was presently gotten in a horrendous circumstance and there was just one way out, yet that would risk her odds with Orsino. Unfortunately, Olivia could fall for a lady dressed as a man, but since Viola realized what ladies like to hear, her words won Olivia’s heart. The following instance of genuine affection is on a less private and sentimental scale, and all the more family arranged. Viola and Sebastian’s adoration for each other is a bond felt by all kin. Through their seasons of distress and grieving for every one of their evident passing’s despite everything they cherished one another, they accepted where it counts that perhaps some path or by some marvel that every one of them was as yet fit as a fiddle.
William Shakespeare displays the ways that during which nothing is because it seems. It shows deception and disguise causing melancholy and turmoil for love. This is shown through Viola’s disguise and Maria’s deception. This leads to difficulties for the characters as they search for love inflicting melancholy and confusion.