Count Orsino represents a melancholic person that knows a lot about music and painting. He uses elegant phrases and comparisons. Before us is a real nobleman, a handsome, rich and faithful courtier. It is characterized by manifestations of sentimentality and excessive amorousness. After catching Olivia's gaze, Orsino feels so fascinated by her that he convinces himself of an inevitable death if she does not become his wife. Of course, here comes into force not so much love as the imagination of a romantic. The Count is unstable and illogical in his actions. His mood changes as the weather on the sea. At first, he swears in love for Olivia, and by the end of the play prefers Viola. It is not the mind that moves him, but the desire to get rid of boredom.
Count Orsino in the Essays