The Cultural View of Women in The Twelfth Night and She's the Man

Tiffani Walten
Professor Shelly Tiffin
18/DSP-LIT-181-XON30
May 26, 2018

He is a Women: The Cultural View of Women in The Twelfth Night and She's the Man

The cultural view of women being less accepted and valued is highly evident in the play Twelfth Night as well as in the movie, She's the Man. In both genres, you can see that a woman must play a man to obtain the value either is looking for. Viola's motives for disguising herself as a man in Twelfth Night are for protection and financial reasons, and for the movie character it is for acceptance and to gain a personal accomplishment.

The cultural view of women in the play and move is portraying that women are not as valued as ...

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must do something to protect herself. Viola disguises herself as a man (Cesario, her twin brother who she thought was dead) so she can go about her life without being intruded upon.

Viola knows how difficult is to get the job she is seeking without being a male and the need for financial assistance becomes the second reason for Viola to disguise herself as her brother. After disguising herself as her male brother, she obtains a job working with Duke Orsino's court. While workings, she quickly become Duke Orsino's favorite worker, so he gives her the job to help and convince Olivia to love Duke Orsino. Viola follows through with the job because she needs the work, however Olivia falls in love with Cesario instead. This becomes an unexpected and unsupported love triangle.

In the movie, She's the Man, Viola becomes the character Sebastian which is her brother. Viola decides to disguise herself as Sebastian because of her dyer need to play soccer. Her team had been cut ...

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