The Twelfth Night vs She's the Man

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Sarah Woodworth Comparison Essay Prep 12 3/12/2013 The Twelfth Night and She’s the Man To what extremities will a person go to accomplish what they believe they need to do? Many people will go to extreme measures when their lives or things that they are passionate about are in danger. These actions are displayed in the movie She’s the Man and in the famous Shakespearean play called the twelfth night. The movie, She’s the Man is about a young teenage soccer player named Viola who decides to impersonate her brother in order to play soccer at his school. Viola ends up falling in love with her roommate, Duke who believes she is a man. The main problem is that there is a big love triangle between a girl named Olivia, Duke, and Viola/Sebastian. The Shakespearean play The Twelfth Night is about a girl named Viola who gets shipwrecked and must impersonate a man (Cesario) to fit in because of the time period. She believes her brother is dead and starts working for a Duke. She falls in love with the Duke, while the Duke loves a lady named Olivia, and Olivia falls in love with Cesario(Viola). This paper will provide the factuality of how far a person will go for something or someone they love. In She’s the man and the Twelfth Night love and deception are the main themes. Every major character in Twelfth Night and She’s the man experiences some form of desire or love. Duke Orsino is in love with Olivia. Viola falls in love with Orsino, while disguised as, Cesario. Olivia falls in love with Cesario. This love triangle is only resolved when Olivia falls in love with Viola’s twin brother, Sebastian, and, at the last minute, Orsino decides that he actually loves Viola. Twelfth Night derives much of its comic force by satirizing these lovers. For instance, Shakespeare makes fun at Orsino’s poetry, making it clear that Orsino is more in love with being in love
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