Symbols in Twelfth Night

Symbols Examples in Twelfth Night:

Act I - Scene V 1

"I hold the olive in my hand..."   (Act I - Scene V)

Viola (as Cesario) makes several claims here to assure Olivia that the news she brings is peaceful in nature. By holding an olive, Viola means that she is (figuratively) bearing an olive branch, a symbol of peace.