Grace of a woman - notes - As Orlando lies in the trance three figures enter Lady of Purity Lady of Chastity and Lady of Modesty They dance around

Grace of a woman - notes - As Orlando lies in the trance...

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“As Orlando lies in the trance, three figures enter: Lady of Purity, Lady of Chastity, and Lady of Modesty. They dance around Orlando's body and try to claim him, but trumpets sound. The figures are dismayed that no one wants them any longer. They decide that this is a place for Truth and not for them, so they leave. The trumpeters blast one note at Orlando, "the Truth" and he awakes. He stands upright, naked, and is now a woman.” The “truth”- gender is insignificant? It is neither modest nor chaste for Orlando to embrace his womanhood after being a man, but it is the truth. Orlando is simply showing his/her true “self” to the world, and it matters little which sex this self has taken house in. *Find quote- the speaker says people try to hide the truth in darkness In reality, the truth shown by the novel as a whole is that there is a fine line between woman and man- in each of us there is both- aka two different identities in one “Orlando had become a woman — there is no denying it. But in every other

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