Viola In Twelfth Night

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The movie She’s the Man, Viola dresses up as her brother Sebastian in order to prove that she is good enough to play on the boys soccer team. In the play, The Twelfth Night Viola dresses up as a boy in order to get a job for Duke Orsino. In the movie She’s the Man Viola’s soccer team gets cut due to not enough girls wanting to play. Leading her to wanting to join the boys soccer team. The coach for the team says that girls aren’t capable of playing on the boys team. So, she dresses up as her brother Sebastian and goes to the school Illyria to play on the boys soccer team and beat her old school 's team. In the play The Twelfth Night, Violas boat sinks, landing her in Illyria. In order to get a job for the Duke, she must disguise herself as a…show more content…
In the play Olivia falls in love with Cesario (Viola). The play says, “She loves me, sure; the cunning of her passion/ Invites me in this churlish messenger./ None of my lord 's ring! why, he sent her none./ I am the man: if it be so, as 'tis,/ Poor lady, she were better love a dream/” (Act II Scene ii). This part of the play is showing that Viola is finding out that Olivia is in love with her, she is shocked and confused. Leading to more problems in the play. In the movie, Sebastian (aka Viola) is assigned to be Olivia 's lab partner, making Duke jealous. Duke tells Sebastian to try and get Olivia to go out with him, only leading to more problems. Instead of Olivia falling in love with Duke, she falls in love with Sebastian, making Duke upset. Also, in the movie Olivia starts to like Sebastian (a.k.a Viola) because of how he is talking to her and understanding her. Additionally, in the movie Duke is in love with Olivia, therefore, when finding out that Olivia is in love with Sebastian (a.k.a Viola) he gets very mad at him and refuses to speak to him, and holds a grudge when they play soccer. These examples are showing that Viola is treated differently as a man as if she were a girl. Also, if she were to be herself then she wouldn’t have made the team, and the plot would have been shaped differently. In the movie, Malvolio comes into play as a spider. Malvolio was not
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