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I just met a boy at a party, and I want to marry him. I have sent my nurse to get his name, and she tells me he is the only son of my family's enemy.

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Two men are chasing me in the forest. They declare they love me, but yesterday they both loved my friend. I don't understand why they mock me so!

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I am a powerful soldier, sent on duty to Cyprus. I have a beautiful wife whom I adore, but I fear she is cheating on me!

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My boyfriend has just arrived home from school. My brother and father warn me that his love for me is not true. I don't want to believe them, but I begin to think he is going mad.

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I am killed during a swordfight in Verona. If only my friend had not interfered; I was stabbed under his arm.

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I just arrived in this city, and I don't understand what's going on! Everyone here says they know me, and calls me Cesario, even though I don't know anyone and I've never been here before. I even met a woman who thinks we're engaged!

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I am amazed! I have always thought myself the daughter of a shepherd, but now I find that the King of Sicilia is my true father. When he learns that I am his daughter, he cries out for my lost mother.

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I have a cousin who loves to spar with her friend. I think she is secretly in love with him; and he with her. But they are too proud to show their feelings. My waiting gentlewomen and I have thought of the perfect trick to bring them together.

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6. Sebastian

Olivia leads Sebastian to a priest, in this 18th-century engraving of Twelfth Night.

Why do you think Olivia wants Sebastian to go with her to the church? Do you think Sebastian goes willingly? Read Act 4, scene 3 to discover the answers.

 

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