Viola Character Analysis

By: Daniel Macias

Violas Idenity

Viola thinks her self as intelligent and persistent. She doesn't give up she will do anything too get Duke Orsino to love her even though he claims to love Olivia. After him I love these eyes, more than my life, more, by all mores, than e'er I shall love wife, if I do feign , you witnesses above, punish my life for tainting of my life. (V.i.129-133)

Violas Gender

In the text viola is a girl she knows that. But she disguises her self as a man so that nobody knows who she is and that she is a girl. She feels trapped as a boy because she falls I love with Duke Orsino. But viola sees her self as a woman. Also some one that Is smart and independent. "I'll do my best to woo your lady-(aside)" (1.IV.39-40) this shows that viola feels trapped because she loves Duke Orsino.
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Violas Perception

In the text people view viola as someone loyal. Because she is always around to help Duke Orsino. she worked for him for many weeks. She only disguised her self as a boy, because she needed work. It is hard to find work as a woman. but she sees her self as a strong-willed, smart young lady. "Stand you a while aloof. Cesario thou know'st no less but all. I have unclasped to thee the book even my secret soul" (1.IV.11-13) This proves that viola is loyal because the Duke is able to trust her. Duke trust her with all of his secrets.

Violas Similarities/ Differences

Viola and I are similar in many ways. For starters she is very independent and I like doing Things on my own. Another similarity is that viola and I are both loyal. Because viola is always there for Duke Orsino and I am always there for my friends and family.


Also viola and I are also different in many ways. Viola is willing to disguise her self as a woman. Because its hard for a woman to get work. And I would not be willing to dress up as the opposite gender for any reason.

Viola (Shes the Man)

Violas Idenity

In the movie Viola sees herself and intelligent, athletic and persistent. she is Persistent because she doesn't give up when they cut her soccer team she goes to a different school and plays for the boys team, She's athletic because she was able to keep up with the boys. Also she is intelligent because she was able to come up with the idea of disguising herself as her brother and going to a different school.

Violas Gender

Viola sees herself as a intelligent young lady. But to play soccer she has to disguise herself as her brother. She only sees her self as a young lady. But to do what she loves she will go through having to dress as a boy. In the beginning it was hard for her to even act or sound like a boy.

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Violas Perception

In the film She's The Man. viola is seen to many people as more a tomboy and very athletic. she is seen like this by others because she very careless she doesn't care about make up and dresses. she loves to play soccer. But when she is disguised as Sebastian in the beginning a lot of the guys thought she/he was weird but then they started to like her/him. Because she/he made it seem that he/she was a stud with the ladies.

Violas Similarities / Differences

Some similarities that I have with viola are that we both are athletes. and we are both very determined. we are both intelligent, and we get ourselves into sticky situations. without even trying.


Also some differences are she is very outgoing. she says what's on her mind and what she thinks. she doesn't care about others peoples opinions. On the other hand I am more quiet and keep thing to my self I am not as outgoing.