Twelfth Night! Installment 2

Duke Orsino has a servant named Valentine who woos on his behalf but to no avail. He brings back the news that he was not granted access to Olivia due to the mourning of her lost brother. He further mentions that she plans on refraining from any suits of love for seven long years. To most this would kill their fervor but not the Duke. This news galvanizes his romantic zeal for Olivia as he now feels that if she can show this much love to a brother, “how will she love with one self-King .” He spends the day in bed surrounded by flowers, roses, and herbs which he felt would amplify the splendor of his passionate contemplation.


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