By Sofia Saavedra
Duke's Identity in Twelfth Night
In Twelfth Night, Duke Orsino sees himself as a powerful person since he is a Duke in Illyria he might also think that because he has servants with him all the time. He also sees himself as a passionate guy who is head over heels for Olivia despite the fact that she is not in love with him. a quote that displays how passionate duke is:
"If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken and so die. That strain again! It had a dying fall. O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odor. Enough; no more.'Tis not so sweet now as it was before" (I.i.1-8)
This quote is directly from the first act and it shows a lot about his character and just how passionate he is about love.
Duke's Gender in Twelfth Night
A quote that shows dukes views of love is:
"O, she that hath a heart of that fine frame
To pay this debt of love but to a brother,
How will she love when the rich golden shaft
Hath killed the flock of all affections else
That live in her" (I.i.35-39).
A way he does show a manly quality is how he is the leader of Illyria which shows that even though he is manly he can also be strong and be a leader.
Duke's Perception in Twelfth Night
referring back to this quote: "If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken and so die. That strain again! It had a dying fall. O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odor. Enough; no more.'Tis not so sweet now as it was before" (I.i.1-8)
Duke shows himself to be slightly egotistical. When duke discusses how he "loves" Olivia he tends to use a lot of 1st person pronouns such as me, myself, and i. This makes me believe that duke is not really all about Olivia, duke is all about duke.
I think me and Duke Orsino from twelfth night have many things in common despite the fact that he's a boy and I'm a girl. Duke tends to not be taken seriously by other people in the play and many people are like that with me as well. He is also a sensitive person and so am I. Duke also tends to have a bratty attitude and likes to think its all about him and although I'm not EXACTLY like this I do tend to have a bratty attitude at times.
A few things that make us different is that duke is very rich and has people always attending to him.
Duke's identity in Shes the Man
Duke's gender in Shes the Man
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On the other hand, Viola/Sebastian really think well of him and take his feelings into consideration, probably since viola was secretly in love with Duke Orsino.