Who Is "He"?

By Henok Moak

Compare and contrast She is the Man Vs. Twetfth Night

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Comedy ladder

Farce Comedy- From the movie, "she's the man", Viola dress as a guy to join a men soccer team.


Low comedy- When viola explains how to use a tampon to her roommates.


Comedy of Manners- At the finals soccer games everybody comes together to see everything works out when viola is a girl.


Comedy of idea- When Sebastian's ex girlfriend got insulted by viola friends calling her "ugly".

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Comedy Ladder

Farce Comedy- “Conceal me what I am, and be my aid for such disguise as haply shall become the form of my intent.” (William Shakespeare) From the twelfth night, viola dress as guy for love.


Low comedy- In the garden of Olivia’s house, Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, and Maria along with Fabian, one of Olivia’s servants prepare to play their practical joke on Malvolio. Maria has written a letter carefully designed to trick him into thinking that Olivia is in love with him. Talking about her C, U, T or Renaissance slang for women private part.

“These be her very C’s, her U’s, and her T’s, and thus makes she her great P’s”


Comedy of Manners - "Most radiant, exquisite, and unmatchable beauty I pray you tell me if this be the lady of the house, for I never saw her. I would be loath to cast away my speech; for, besides that it is excellently well penn'd, I have taken great pains to con it. . . . Alas, I took great pains to study it, and 'tis poetical." This quote tells that at the end is where loves is at plain sight.


Comedy of Idea- malvolio's yellow stocking pants got made fun of by Sir Andrew and sir Toby belch. "'Tis but fortune; all is fortune. Maria once told 'Tis . . . fortune it's all a

me she did affect me, and I have heard herself did affect me was fond of me be one of my complexion"