By: Genny Garcia
Viola in the film sees herself as a good soccer player. But when the school cuts her soccer team, she got the wild idea of dressing up as her brother Sebastian. "In the film, she choose to dress up as her brother since, she couldn't play on the guys team as a girl" (She's the Man). By dressing up as her brother, she will be able to play on the boys soccer team at a boarding school.
In the film, Viola is forced to act as a jock, to try and fit in with her roommates. Viola is forced to act like a guy that gets a lot of girls. Many of her roommates, don't really seem to believe that she is a guy, because of how her voice came out a bit girly in the beginning. "For example when Viola's tampon fell out of her bag in the dorm, her roommates quickly began to question her" (She's the Man). This shows how, her roommates saw her more as a girl than a guy.
In She's the Man, Viola, is seen as a very determined person when it comes to playing soccer. But when her team gets cut, she is seen like a joke for wanting to try out for the boys soccer team. "Once she passes for her brother to be on the boys soccer team her voice switched up a bit" (She's the Man). This shows why her teammates may have seen her as a strange person.
Viola and I are also different because I didn't have to dress up as a guy to obtain something that I wanted. We are also different because I didn't have to do something as extreme as her. But I also, didn't have to go work somewhere disguised as a guy to be seen or treated equally.
Viola and I are similar in some ways. Like when I really want something I am determined to do anything just to get what I want. This case Viola, dressed up as her brother to play on the boys soccer team.
We are both different in many ways. For example, I wouldn't try to act like a jock just to try and fit in with others. I would've just acted like myself regardless of whether I fit in with other people or not.