She's the Night Twelfth Man

by: Azhar Bhimji

She's the Man

A story about a girl named Viola whose girls soccer team at Cornwall gets cut, She's the Man, is a great comedy movie. Viola still wanted to play soccer but the school didn't allow girls on the boys soccer team. This didn't stop viola. She ended up going to the rival school dressed like her twin brother, who was in London working on his music at the time. Viola ended up having a problem. She accidentally fell in love with her roommate Duke. "O time, thou must untangle this, not I. It is too hard a knot for me t' untie." Viola 2.2.40-41. Basically Viola is saying only time can figure out this mess she has created. This quote also shows comedy levels comedy of ideas, and farce. Farce because these twins were separated. Comedy of ideas because it's filled with drama!

Twelfth Night

Twins Viola and Sebastian in this comedy filled romance, Twelfth Night, are in a shipwreck. They both think one another is dead. Viola gets to this foreign country, dresses like her brother, and picks up the name Cesario. She then became a good and trusted friend of Orsino. Orsino is madly in love with lady Olivia, but she is depressed because of her brother's recent death. Olivia just uses this as an excuse to avoid Orsino, but he sends Cesario to do all his flirting. Turns out Olivia falls in love with Cesario.

She's the Night Twelfth Man

"She's the Man" is a remake and modernized version of the movie "Twelfth Night". Both these movies have the same concept and plot. The character names and relationships are the same in both movies. Both these movies use quotes form Shakespeare's work. For example "Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them!" Malvolio 2.5.149-50. The quote describes how Viola's in both stories had greatness in them. "She never told her love, but let concealment, like a worm i' th' bud, feed on her damask cheek" Viola 2.4.122-24. Both Viola's never confessed their love to Duke. They just waited till their secret was out.