Which of these characters from Twelfth Night can be said to embody the theme of appearance versus reality? A.) Malvolio B.) Viola C.) Sir Andrew D.) Feste E.) Olivia

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I believe the correct answer is B. Viola. Viola is a typical Shakespearean comedy character - she dresses up like a man so as not to be recognized. She wants to find out some information that she wouldn't be able to find out as a woman, which is why she disguises herself to look like a man named Cesario. This is why I believe she is the perfect example of appearance versus reality - when it comes to her appearance, she looks like a man (when in disguise), but in reality, she is a woman.


Malvolio is the answer

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