She's the man and Twelfth Night

Comparing and Constrating-Zach Oden

Shes the Man

Shes the man is a story about a girl that plays on a soccer team. But the team gets cut and asks to join the boys team. After she gets laughed at for the thought she decides to go to the rival school to show them that she can play with the boys. But after joining the team she falls for the teams captain but he doesn't know that she is a boy until she tells him that she is a girl. Viola uses her knowledge to become and act like a man while the time at the school.She also uses many puns and such to try and fit in and be a boy as much as possible. This story uses Farce by having characters meet not knowing the truth about one of them being a girl and them being actually being a girl. But this comedy wasn't a dirty one it had moments where it was so little to no low comedy was used. When the kissing booth scene come up, this is the very first time Duke realizes that he may have feelings for Viola.

Twelfth Night

"Foolery,sir, does walk about the orb like the sun; it shines everywhere."(Malvolio2.5.149-50) is funny because she is being foolish by acting like a man and doing everything possible to act like one and not be caught by anyone, but by the end she doesn't care what people say she is in love with Duke and Duke with her. "...like Patience on a monument..."(Viola-2.4.126) This is relevant because she waited all the time to show Duke how she felt about him and it paid off for her because he also falls for her.

Comparing of both stories

Both of these stories have a girl that pretends to be a man and ends up falling in love with a man before they knew about them being a girl in disguise. Both also had the characters becoming girls to prove that girls could do things as such the men were doing, Both also pretty much succeed in making there point as to say that they could do what the men do, but they end up falling for the men that they are closest to the whole time, when being disguised as men