Twelfth Night vs She's The Man
- Similarities/ Differences
Twelfth Night Character (Viola/Cesario)
In Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" text, Viola disguises herself as Cesario after a shipwreck where she believed she lost everything. In order to get a job in Illyria, she needs to dress as a man and support herself, and get to Orsino. Viola knows she is capable and determined to get what she wants, and cant go back. Believing her brother being dead she has nothing to lose and now she is strong willed and intelligent to get Orsino. "Conceal me what I am, and be my aid. For such disguise as haply shall become. The form of my intent. I’ll serve this duke. Thou shall present me as an eunuch to him. It may be worth thy pains, for I can sing. And speak to him in many sorts of music. That will allow me very worth his service." (Act I, II).