Evaluating Violas Gender Role
Violas Self Identity
Viola in "She's the Man" would see herself as a competitive person. She is willing to do anything as long as she is able to win in the long run. Viola has change her appearance and her the way she acts in order to be accepted in the soccer team and was able to keep her brothers where abouts were a secret. In She's the Man, she shows us this when her ex said she wasn't good enough to play with guys, so she decided to dress up as a guy and join the rival team to prove them wrong (She's the Man).
Viola is frequently swapping her gender role throughout the movie, but she herself identifies herself as a female. She is constantly trying to hide her gender by acting male stereotypes, which more or less makes her more suspicous of not being herself in front of them. In She's the Man, there was a scene where her box of tampons spilled out of her bag and made an excuse that she uses them for bloody noses, which causes some suspicion from her roommate and his friends (She's the Man).
She is seen as boy throughout the movie by most characters with the exception of her stylist. The reason she wants the other characters to view her as male is so she can be taken seriously and will be able to show that she is capable of keeping up with the other guys in soccer. In She's the Man, near the end of the movie she is taken seriously by the team of Illyria by showing them she is capable of competing with them (She's the Man).
A thing we have in common with each other is our competitive nature that keeps us going.
It is not like of me to go out of my way to do something and prove the other person wrong even if I know I'm correct. Another thing we have different about ouselves is that my parents accept me for who I am. Viola and I are also different by is that I don't like playing sports.