Can She Be the Man?

Ryan OBanion

Viola From She's the Man
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Viola From Twelfth Night
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Orsino Reference:

"If music be the food of love play on!" Orsino in Twelfth Night he is capable of expressing himself.

Duke Reference:

"Well, a few days ago I kissed this girl at a kissing booth. And now, I just can't seem to stop thinking about it." This is the first moment when Duke started to fall in love with Viola.

Types of Comedy Displayed in the Movie:

Low Comedy

Farce Comedy

Comedy of Manners

Comedy of Ideas

Low Comedy:

When Viola tries to cover up the fact of her having tampons she said she uses them for nose bleeds. In Twelfth Night low comedy is displayed when Malvolio reads Maria's letter.

Farce Comedy:

Both of the two are examples of farce comedy because they are both not who they say they are.

Comedy of Manners:

In She's the Man at the dinner table when Sebastian's current girlfriend confronts Viola dressed as Sebastian. Which results in Viola calling her ugly. In Twelfth Night Malvolio is made fun of for the tights he wears.

Comedy of Ideas:

In both the ending each result in them getting their identity being revealed.

Compare and Contrast:

Both cover all the levels on the ladder of comedy. In twelfth Night are more proper with their comedy. unlike She's the Man the comedy is more bashful and they tend to lash out on each other.