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Protagonist

Character Role Analysis

Viola ("Cesario")

When Viola (who disguises herself as "Cesario") washes up on shore after being saved from a harrowing ship-wreck that's separated her from her twin brother, it's pretty clear the play is interested in putting Viola's life back together again. Even when Viola engages in some very self-destructive behavior (falling for a moody, self-centered Duke and then agreeing to deliver the guy's love notes to another woman), we can't help but cheer her on.


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