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Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

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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