Gender and Idenity

A Mixed Teenager Searching To Find Himself

Idenitiy

I believe that i am a brave, kind, and smart kid that won't let anything get in the way of achieving any goal in life. I am the type of person who wants to help his friends when they need it. I am the person in school who doesn't do much but outside of school I am the complete opposite. I know how to change my mood an actions depending on whatever task or problem I am dealing with.


In the play Twelfth Night Viola is in disguise as Cesario who is a servant to Orsino. Viola is a tall blond women who is caring for others and will put them first before herself. She stood out to the other characters because of how she presents herself. Her job is to run Orsino's love messages to Lady Olivia. Viola thinks that she is doing a good deed by trying to help Orsino. In the play Viola says “Conceal me what I am, and be my aid for such disguise as haply shall become the form of my intent. I’ll serve this duke. Thou shall present me as an eunuch to him. It may be worth thy pains, for I can sing and speak to him in many sorts of music that will allow me very worth his service” (I.ii.50-56). pg. 3. This quote is showing how Viola is willing to change herself to work for the Duke and help him with his problems.

Gender

I am a male and all males want to do is workout, talk about sports, and talk about cars. I don't really workout besides running with my new puppy and I don't car about sports or cars enough to obsess about them and talk about how cool they are to anyone. I try and care about people and not blow them off for a better deal.


Viola is a females that willing chances her appearance into a man named Cesario. She thinks by being a girl in disguise of a man can help Orsino either win over Olivia with her knowledge of girls or help him realize that they aren't meant to be. By her looking like a guy she can work for the Duke and get to know him better. The downside of acting like a guy she can't tell the Duke about the feeling that she has for him. On the other hand when Orsino find out that Cesario is really Viola then the feelings of friendship and closeness that he has for Cesario might turn into love for Viola.

Perception

A lot of people see me as the quiet kid who doesn't like to speak in front of the class. While some people know me as the smart, funny, and kind kid who they can depend on for help. Teachers see me as the kid who wants to participate in class but they think that I am scared of getting the wrong answer. In reality even if I know the right answer I have a fear of talking in front of a crowd even if it is a small as the classroom. My family thinks that I am a quiet kid who doesn't do much but really I am more active then they think.


I believe that other characters in Twelfth Night see Viola as a good person who is loyal to anyone she cares about. Orsino thinks that Cesario is a trustworthy person who he can tell anything to about himself. While Olivia thinks that Cesario is a courageous young man that she absolutely adores. In the play Sir Toby say this "Now will not I deliver his letter, for the behavior of the young gentleman gives him out to be of good capacity and breeding" (III.iv.163-165). pg. 9. What Sir Toby is saying that Cesario is way to kind to even start a fight or fight at all. Even though these characters think is way about Cesario they are really getting to know Viola in a very different way then they know.

What's the same and what's different?

The similarities between me and Viola are that we both care for the ones we love and will do anything for them. We both try are hardest to be true to ourselves no matter what people think. We both try and get our point across to anyone who just doesn't get what we are trying to say.


The differences between me and Viola are she is true to herself even as Cesario while I act like a differently depending on the situation I'm in. When someone likes me I tell them the moment I find out that I don't like them but Viola takes awhile to try and tell them that she doesn't think of them in that way.