More than in any other Shakespearean play, the characters in Twelfth Night display a remarkable degree of gender and sexual ambiguity. The Twelfth Night creates humour and enjoyment for the audience from the possibility of desire and attraction. The play is perhaps best understood as a testament to the unpredictable power of  love and highlights stereotypes associated with men and women and their contrasting ideals of what love is.

In Grade 8, I put the experiment to the test. I asked the girls and boys to separate, handed them a blank page and tasked them to express their idea of what love is. The result was as expected. The boys struggled to communicate their heart on paper whilst the girls used colour and poetry to construct beautiful, delicate imagery of love.

It was a fun Activity which was thoroughly enjoyed, especially after trying to guess as a class which poster belonged to a boy and which poster belonged to a girl.

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