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6 Hilariously Problematic Moments in Shakespeare's Plays

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5. Orsino in Twelfth Night is 100% cool that his best guy friend is a girl so now it's time to get married

I actually love this. When Viola, who has been disguising herself as a boy, reveals that she's a woman, Orsino's reaction is: Perfect! Let's get married! Like, the only thing stopping him from romantic love was Orsino's imaginary penis. And who hasn't been there, honestly?

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