Gender And Identity

Carina Martinez


At school, I'm more outgoing and more free-spirited. When I'm at home, I'm much more different. I'm more lazy and carless. When it comes to sports, I'm competitive. I don't work yet, but as soon as I do, I'm going to work hard because I need/want money.


The positives about being a female is things would be simplified for us, but that's where the negative tags along. People are also sexist. As another positive statement, and possibly opinion, people feel more comfortable and less intimidated to talk to you or be around you.


I feel like my peers see me as I am. Outgoing, open-minded, and trustworthy. I never lie because I'm so brutally honest. I'm sure my family sees me as a let down or as a carless person but in reality I try my hardest to impress them and make them proud. It doesn't always seem that way, though. I'm hoping my teachers see me as a honest, trustworthy student. I work hard and do my absolute best even though it might not seem like it at times.


In the play Twlth Night, the character Viola is a servant to Orsino and is helplessly in love with him. Viola is an outgoing person. She's also a kind person, who's also strong.


Viola is a female that has to be able to do the things male do. She's suppose to be a strong person. She has to be polite and bow as a male does.


In the play Twelfth Night, People see her as a feminine male. Someone who knows exactly what to say, and how to say them. Easy to talk to and very reliable. They also confuse her as Sebastian.


The similarities that Viola and I have are we're both strong. She's strong enough to fake a smile, even different gender when she thinks her brother is dead. She's reliable, as am I. Also, she loves someone she can't be with.


I don't have to pretend to be a guy to work. I don't have a twin brother. I'm not in a love triangle. I haven't suffered a loss like she thought she did.