Viola is rightly considered as one of Shakespeare's most charming female characters. It is not easy for her to balance between the melancholic duke and the aggressive Olivia. The mission of Viola is to maintain harmony in this world. The girl is distinguished by ingenuity and resourcefulness. Realizing that a single woman is difficult to survive in a foreign country, she disguises herself as a boy. By such way, she gets some freedom of action and safety. Viola correctly assesses the surrounding people. It was demonstrated by an episode of the meeting with the captain. The girl is not only attractive but also witty. These qualities help her to fall in love with Count Orsino and Olivia. But, despite her own sympathy, Viola remembered her promise to help the woman win Orsino’s love. The charm of Viola is in its simplicity and good nature.
Viola in the Essays