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  • Love Between Orlando And Rosalind
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    The main themes of "As You Like It" are the pastoral ideal and the ideal of romantic love. Forest of Aden is the primary setting where these themes develop. Nature serves as a refuge from society where we can find solutions to injustice and unhappiness. This play is a comedy and thus has a happy ending but it is not a fairy tail. Shakespeare highlights the difference between reality and illusion. Rosalind embodies the sensibility, the humor and the kind of love that leads to a happy, harmonious ...
  • 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...
  • Orlando's Brother Oliver
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    THE AUTHOR AND HIS TIMES Like most of the major characters in As You Like It, William Shakespeare experienced life in both the country and the city. His birthplace- Stratford, on the Avon River- was a bustling country town. He arrived in London, the social, commercial, and intellectual center of England, during the reign of Elizabeth I, at the height of the English Renaissance. All classes of Englishmen, including artisans, the new middle class, and the nobility, shared a keen desire to be enter...
  • Extent Of Rosalind's Love For Orlando
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    Shakespearean men have misogynistic trends; Shakespeare takes great care in expressing the great capabilities of the female intellect, but nevertheless proves women fated to be oppressed by males. In Othello, for example, although Desdemona and Othello are very deeply in love, he refuses to listen to her when she swears her chastity. Consequently, Othello murders her under the eye of the evil Iago, who placed the question of Desdemona's chastity in Othello's mind. In As You Like It, however, we ...

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