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  1. Apr 2018
    1. Shewrote.Shewrote.Shewrote

      We see this many times in Orlando, where time passes by very quickly. Here a whole year passes by while Orlando is writing and the narrator says that with Orlando only writing and thinking about love there is not much to write about in this year of her life. The narrator leaves it to our imagination and just tells us that Orlando writes and thinks about love and that there is not much to say besides that. When there isn't any evidence, any way to write exactly what happened and when the person the biography is being written about is doing unimportant things, time passes by very fast. This also shows us how there is a varying level of fact versus fiction in biographies because we can not be absolutely sure what is happening at every moment of the persons life.

  2. Feb 2018
  3. engl22049.commons.gc.cuny.edu engl22049.commons.gc.cuny.edu
    1. Cesario, come,For so you shall be while you are a man.But when in other habits you are seen,Orsino’s mistress, and his fancy’s queen

      These lines show an oxymoron where Orisino is addressing Viola as a man as a way to tell her that he wants to make her his queen (by marrying her). However Orisino already knows that Viola is indeed a female and was only disguised as a male. He keeps up her disguise keeping this plays gender ambiguity and ambivalence intact. We see how disguise has messed with desire and gender dynamics in this play and this line only goes to show how they've been affected by it.