Viola, Orsino, and Curio are at the court of Orsino when he requests a love song by Feste the jester. While someone fetches the fool, Orsino asks Cesario if he has ever been in love. Cesario says he has, and when Orsino asks for details, Cesario tells him that his love is like him. Feste comes and sings a sad love song for them and Orsino is very pleased. He bade everyone but Cesario exit, and then he tells the young man to go back to Olivia. Cesario tells him again that Olivia cannot love him, but he will not believe it. The young girl-boy then asks what he would do if he found out that another woman loved him as much as he loved Olivia. The count thought that was impossible, but Cesario gave him an illustration made up of his lovesick sister (really herself). The count gives him a jewel to take to Olivia and sends him off.