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At the end of the play, Viola is now free of the chain of silence she has bound herself in as well as the troubles that changing gender brings. Throughout the play, she has been the strongest of the main characters. She is to be admired for having kept her real identity a secret. With the revelation of Viola's actual identity there is a logical conclusion to the element of dramatic irony which is present throughout the main plot. The main plot, which had been declining in dramatic intensity after the climax, ends on a happy note with all parties joined together, keeping with the tradition of a Romantic comedy.
The song sung by Feste at the end of the play is a typical device used by Elizabethan dramatists to humor the audience through song at the end of the play yet its tone is melancholy and tinged with a constant image of rain in the lyrics, pointing out poignantly the inconstancies as well as delights of love.