Both the Shakespeare play The Twelfth Night (1601–02) and the movie She’s The Man (released 2006) show women breaking social norms and ending up in difficult situations involving love triangles. In She’s The Man, a girl by the name of Viola takes on the persona of her brother Sebastian to prove she is good enough for the boys soccer team. In The Twelfth Night, a young aristocratic woman named Viola is involved in a shipwreck, resulting in the death of her brother. She was left alone on an unknown island and found work at the house of the Duke Orsino, but disguised herself as a man with the name Cesario in order to do that.
This paper explores the question of whether Shakespeare and his works are still relevant to the culture of today. Shakespeare remains relevant through the themes of love, identity, and death, and relate to the issues and feelings of the modern world. Love can be related to how people act with their partners, mainly regarding sexual love, and can be seen in the innuendoes and scenes Shakespeare used and those used today. Identity can be related to modern times by how Shakespeare used the plot device of having his characters present as either a different person or a different gender. Death can be related to today by how Shakespeare portrayed his characters feelings of death and the afterlife to how people today view death and the afterlife.
One 's actions and experiences shape their identity, and in turn, one 's identity shapes their actions. The play the Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, was first performed in the early 1600’s as a comedy of a young girl by the name of Viola pretending to be a male and changing her identity in order to get closer to the man she had fallen in love for. The book Speak, written by Laurie Halse Anderson, was first published in 1999 following freshman Melinda Sordino’s identity change throughout the novel after a traumatic experience at a popular high school party that left her depressed. Both play and book represent a common theme of how identity shapes one 's actions and outlooks on different situations. In the Twelfth Night and Speak both main characters are put into situations they had no say in and while attempting to gain back control they forge a new identity which gives them a new perspective on the world.
In the comedic play “Twelfth Night”, by William Shakespeare, the idea of deception is a theme explored throughout the entire play. In the case of Viola, a shipwrecked girl who believed her brother to be dead, decides to distance herself from others after hearing about a Lady Olivia who was also mourning the death of her own brother. She then assumes the persona of a young man named Cesario and enlists in the Duke Orsino 's services. The Duke, having befriended Cesario, a.k.a. Viola, asks Cesario to head over to Lady Olivia’s in hopes of wooing her over for him.
Trickery and deceit is the way of life. But love somehow played a huge part in Much Ado About Nothing,simply because this story was full of conflicts that soon became solutions because of the fact that trickery and deceit was used as a plan that changed everything of a lifetime. The wonders of trickery and deceit lie across the storyline of the real question of what it really means?.In other words a little white lie sums up what trickery is, But persuasion is another saying of deceit.
Narcissism in Twelfth Night A Freudian study of Twelfth Night An essential element of William Shakespeare 's comedy Twelfth Night is the theme of self-love i.e. vanity and narcissism. Shakespeare likely set Twelfth Night 's action to occur January 5 and 6, the Eve of Epiphany and the day of Epiphany. During the course of these two days, all of the most important characters experience epiphanies, revelatory moments in which they recognize truths concerning themselves, their vanities and narcissism.
Billy Wilder’s 1959 Some Like It Hot is a romantic comedy that makes a point, consistently throughout its run, to overturn established conventions of genre, playing on not only storytelling tropes but the celebrity status of its stars, Marilyn Monroe (Sugar Kane), Tony Kurtis (Joe) and Jack Lemmon (Jerry). As with any film made under the star system of Hollywood’s Golden Age, certain expectations come with a film depending on which stars are attached to it.
Romeo and Juliet Vs. Twelfth Night One of Shakespeare’s most famous play is Romeo and Juliet while Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is not so well known. The play Romeo and Juliet is written better than Shakespeare’s other play, Twelfth Night. To determine which play is written better, compare and contrast the plot structure, theme, and symbolism. Romeo and Juliet has a better plot structure than Twelfth Night.
The Reversed Gender Roles in Twelfth Night During the time of Shakespeare, women’s roles in the society were very limited, they had few rights, and many of their talents were likely to be ignored by men. However, in the play Twelfth Night, Shakespeare created female characters who are very intelligent, and they are the leading roles in the play. Because of the unexpected shipwreck, Viola is trapped in the foreign land of Illyria, and she has to become something she is not, a man, in order to get the position she wants.
Within The Scarlet Pimpernel, disguise is a prominent theme. Whether literally, such as dressing oneself as a ugly old hag, or the concealment of emotions , disguise is heavily seen throughout the novel. Not only does Sir Percy Blakeney disguise himself in a variety of ways, his wife does as well. From the very beginning of the story to the end, disguise is key.