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Viola is one of the characters in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” A shipwrecked orphan who has no one to protect her, Viola is a practical and resourceful character, representing a levelheadedness that is not expressed in the other characters who veer between emotionalism and melancholy. Viola is a feminine name that is mainly found in Italy. It comes from the Latin word Violet which is a shade of the colour purple. “Twelfth Night” introduced the name into England.
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