Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night: Character Analysis


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In Twelfth Night, Duke Orsino uses Cesario to _____.

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1. In Twelfth Night, which of the following does NOT describe Duke Orsino?

2. In Twelfth Night's climax, Orsino decides _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Duke Orsino's confusion between love and the love of love is explored in this quiz and worksheet combo. Practice questions assess your understanding of the Duke's character, his relationship to Olivia and Cesario, and his gestures toward romance and his turnaround in behavior.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assess your understanding of the role of Duke Orsino in 'Twelfth Night,' through this quiz. Questions will explore:

  • The Duke's relationship with Cesario
  • His behavior toward Olivia
  • Erroneous conclusions he makes about love and romance
  • How true love affects his behavior at the conclusion of the play

Skills Practiced

Through this assessment, you will practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of true love that the Duke arrives at by the end of the play
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Duke Orsino's erratic behavior toward Cesario
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about 'Twelfth Night'

Additional Learning

Explore the concept of love and redemption in this lesson called Duke Orsino in 'Twelfth Night': Character Analysis. This lesson covers the following characteristics of the Duke:

  • His lovesick nature at the beginning of the play
  • Blindness regarding Cesario
  • Fickleness regarding Viola
  • His redemption at the conclusion of the play