Shes the Man Comparison to Twelfth Night

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Shes the Man Comparison to Twelfth Night

By | December 2011
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She’s the Man, a modern film that is based on the plot of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The film's connections to the play are emphasized through a number of visual and dialogue references. The film is about a young girl named Viola who is a strong and tomboyish. Sebastian is Viola’s twin brother who is going to be starting school at Illyria. Viola is a soccer player and is driven to pretend to be her brother at Illyria once her schools soccer team is cut. Secretly leaving to go to London to play with his band Sebastian makes it easier for Viola to pull of the scheme. With help from her friend Antonio, she in transformed into a replica of her brother. At Illyria, Viola's roommate is Duke Orsino (Channing Tatum), who is a popular guy on campus “Sebastian’s" lab partner, Olivia (Laura Ramsey), develops a crush on him, which frustrates Duke, who likes Olivia. In exchange for "Sebastian's" help in getting Olivia's attention, Duke agrees to put in extra soccer practice time with him. “Sebastian” is reminded, by a message from his mother, about the Junior League carnival that he and Viola promised to attend Duke’s mother is also a part of the Junior League, so he will be there too. “Sebastian” is forced to switch between himself and Viola the whole time, while trying to avoid her mother and Monique (Sebastian’s Girlfriend) so that she is not discovered as impersonating her brother. Viola and Duke kiss at the “Kissing Booth” and makes Duke realize he might be crushing not only on Olivia, but on Viola as well. Olivia goes on a date with Duke to make "Sebastian" jealous, remaining far more interested in him than in Duke. Encouraged by Viola, she decides to go directly to Sebastian and tell him how she feels to keep Olivia away from Duke because; Viola herself is actually starting to develop feelings for him. The plot becomes complicated when the real Sebastian returns from London a day early. When he arrives at Illyria, Olivia runs up and kisses him. Duke, seeing this,...

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