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  • Orlando Of His Love For Rosalind
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    As you like it During the time that France was divided into provinces (or dukedoms as they were called) there reigned in one of these provinces an usurper, who had deposed and banished his elder brother, the lawful duke. The duke, who was thus driven from his dominions, retired with a few faithful followers to the forest of Arden; and here the good duke lived with his loving friends, who had put themselves into a voluntary exile for his sake, while their land and revenues enriched the false usur...
  • Orlando And Rosalind
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    As You Like It The play As You Like It was written between the years of 1598 and 1599. Many knew this play as a romantic comedy. As You Like It is a play with two main plots: there is the conflict between Orlando and his older brother Oliver, and there is the usurpation of the throne by Duke Frederick from his brother Duke Senior. The original play was made up of songs and joking banters. But on a deeper level the play provides the chance for the main character Rosalind to discuss a host of subj...
  • Rosalind's Own Orlando
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    Orlando was angry with his older brother Oliver for giving him nothing from their father's estate. He complained loudly to Adam, an old family servant. just then, in walked Oliver, the object of Orlando's ire. They quarreled, and though Adam pled with them "for your father's remembrance" not to fight, Orlando continued to demand his share of the inheritance - which Oliver at last reluctantly granted in order to avoid violence. Then, as Orlando left, Oliver drove Adam out as well: "Get you with h...
  • Member Of A Forest And Orlando Changes
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    Character Changes in "As You Like It" Many characters undergo a change in William Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It". Duke Senior goes from being a member of a court to being a member of a forest and Orlando changes from a bitter, younger brother, to a love-struck young man. The most obvious transformation undergone, is undoubtedly that of Rosalind. Her change from a woman to a man, not only alters her mood, candor, and gender, but also allows her to be the master of ceremonies. Celia and Rosa...
  • Celia's Devotion To Rosalind
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    Rosalind - Rosalind dominates As You Like It. So fully realized is she in the complexity of her emotions, the subtlety of her thought, and the fullness of her character that no one else in the play matches up to her. Orlando is handsome, strong, and a bad but affectionate poet, yet still we feel that Rosalind settles for someone slightly less magnificent when she chooses him as her mate. Similarly, the observations of Touchstone and Jaques, who might shine more brightly in another play, seem rat...

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