analyzing viola

by neil messino

identity

viola would view herself as a athletic. being a soccer player is move important then being a girlfriend. she is determind because she went though a lot just to play soccer. her brother went out of town so she decied to be him and try out for the soccer team.

gender

viola was faced with a lot of challenges throughout the movie some examples are she cant shower in front of other people because they would give up her identity she had to change the tone of her voice because the guys tend to have deeper voices then girls the whole reason she changed her gender was because the girls soccer team was being discriminated because they thought the boys were better.

perception

at first it was hard for viola to keep her secret because she is so use to being a girl it was hard for her to act like a guy infront of duke like when he would go to shower and viola was in their so she had to leave because she cant shower infront of other guys. in the lunch room she was sitting with her roomates and was talking and they guys were confused because she easily picked up on how the girls were feeling. olive can easily talk to viola because viola knows and understands how olove feels and knows what she is looking for in a guy.

similarties

some similarties to me and viola are we are both passionate for our athletic we both will go above and beyond to succed in our sport we both are easy to talk to and its not hard for us to make friends.

differnces

her parnets aren't on her case about where she is going or really care about what she is doing example is like when viola came home and was upset about the soccer team her mom didn't care as if that was my mom and they cancled baseball she would find a place or do what she can to help me find a baseball club.

sir toby

identity

sir toby would view him self as a person who doesn't care about him self "these clothes are good enough to drink in, and so be these boots."(act1sence3) this quote shows a lot about how he doesn't really care because hes good to drink hes comfortable and doesn't care what everyone else thinks.

gender

sir toby is somewhat allowed to do the things he does because he is a guy, but if he was a girl the things he does or says would be viewed very diffent if he was a girl. I feel if sir toby was a girl in this play his charcter would be very diifent meaning that because he is a guy he can get away with drinking every day and not really caring.

perception

sir tobys views from other people are very negative because of his acctaions in the storys hes drunk all the time he wears the same cloths and doesn't care "that quaffing and drinking will undo you I heard my lady talk of it yesterday and a foolish knight that you brought in one night here to be her wooer"(act 1 snce 3) this qutoe is saying olilva is going to kick sir toby out if he doesn't get his act staright.