Twelfth Night

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 1 Scene 5

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MALVOLIO

Madam, I will.

MALVOLIO

Madam, I will.
Exit
MALVOLIO exits.

OLIVIA

I do I know not what and fear to find
Mine eye too great a flatterer for my mind.
285Fate, show thy force. Ourselves we do not owe.
What is decreed must be, and be this so.

OLIVIA

I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m afraid I’m not using my head, and I’m falling for his good looks. Fate, do your work. We human beings don’t control our own destinies. What is fated to happen must happen. So let it happen!
Exit
OLIVIA exits.