Khan, 1 Hera Ahmad Khan Mrs.Timm 12-G May 02, 2013 Khan, 2 Hera Ahmad Khan Mrs.Timm 12-G May 02 2013 Outline I. Introduction a. 12th Night b. She’s the man c. After watching the movie and reading the book it was easy to find the similarities and difference between them. II. Similarities a. Point of view b. Characters c. Themes III. 1. Love 2. Deciet Differences a. Setting b. Plot IV. Conclusion Khan, 3 Hera Ahmad Khan Mrs.Timm 12-G May 02, 2013 Shakespeare: Compare and contrast 12th Night is a comedic play written by William Shakespeare in the 1600s. It is also sometimes referred to as What You Will. The play is about a girl named Viola who disguises herself as a man so she could serve the Duke and ends up falling in love with him. Things get more complicated when she is sent to Lady Olivia to convince her to marry the Duke but the Lady falls in love with her (disguised as a man.) Inspired by this story, in 2006, a movie was called She’s the Man was made. After watching the movie you can see that the main idea of it is similar to the book but there are still many differences between them. The main similarity between them is the point of view. In both, the movie and the book, the point of view is of a second person. That is because they are both in dialogue format. The other similarity is that the main characters are alike. Both stories have Olivia, Duke, Viola and Sebastian. Even other characters are similar but some of them have different names. For example, in the book Sir Andrew is after Oliva while in the movie it is a boy named Malcolm. In the book Maria is Olivia’s servant while in the movie she is her best friend. Toby is Oiliva’s uncle and Andrew is his friend, in the book but in the movie they are both friends of Duke who are also in the soccer team. Malvolio, Olivia’s servant in the book is the name of Malcolm’s Khan, 4 tarantula in the movie. Even though the characters have different names their importance in the story is similar. Also, in the book Viola pretends to be Cesario while in the movie she pretends to be Sebastian. The name Cesario, in the movie, is used for the pizza parlor. In the book Illyria is the name of the city where the story is taking place while in the movie it is the name of the school. The last similarity between both, the movie and the book are that the themes are the same. They are both about a love triangle between Duke, Olivia and Viola. In both the stories Duke uses Viola to get Olivia to marry/date him. Olivia ends up falling in love with the disguised Viola which angers Duke who feels like he’s been betrayed by Cesario/Sebastian as he thought he was his friend. In both stories when everything is cleared up Olivia ends up with Sebastian, Viola’s brother while Duke ends up with Viola. The differences in the stories are the setting and the plot. The book is set in 1600s when Shakespeare wrote it while the movie is set in more modern times. The movie is based around Viola and her love for soccer. When her school cuts the girls soccer team, she wants to try out for the boys team but they just laugh at her so instead she pretends to be her brother, who is going to London without telling anyone, and joins the boys team in a school called Illyria. The book does not even mention anything about soccer. Also, instead of taking over the identity of her brother Viola creates a whole person and calls herself Cesario. Her friend Paul changes her look in the movie while in the book a sailor helps her get the fnew identity. In the book Olivia is mourning because her father and brother had died and refuses to talk to anybody and marry for seven years. In the movie Olivia is sad because her boyfriend broke up with her and she does not want to be in a relationship again. Also, in the book Sebastian and Viola’s parents her dead, their father dies on Viola’s thirteenth birthday while in the movie they are alive but divorced. Another difference is that in the book Viola finds out that Oliva, who thinks she’s Cesario, likes her when Khan, 5 she sends her a ring through Malvolio but in the book Olivia, who is talking to Viola directly, tells her she likes a boy called Sebastian. Also, in the book Cesario serves the Duke so asks for nothing in return when he is asked to go talk to Olivia for him but in the movie Duke promises to help Sebastian improve his soccer skill if he helps her with Olivia. Lastly, in the movie Viola has an ex boyfriend, Justin, who made fun of her for wanting to join the boys soccer team by saying that girls are not as good as guys. She joins another soccer team so she could beat him and show him he is wrong. In the book there is no such character as Justin. In conclusion, the movie is inspired by the book but it is not a complete adaptation of it. They are both great sources of entertainment in their own way.