by Carrie Kirklin
Viola's Identity (twelfth night)
Viola's Gender (twelfth night)
Viola pretends to be a guy and changes her name to Cesario because she wants to work for Duke Orsino so she can get to know him better. She has to act like a guy and do what Duke tells her without revealing her identity. Viola was forced to talk to Olivia and try to get her and Orsino together because Orsino is in love with Olivia. She than starts to gain feelings for him after getting to him herself while Olivia is gaining feelings for Cesario as she talks to him and getting to know him."The form of my intent. I'll serve this duke. Thou shall present me as an eunuch to him" (I. II. 51-52).