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  1. As You Like It Comedy, characters, structure, and themes

  2. Comedy Hero in everyday situations reveals foibles and follies of man Comedy ends in inclusion, marriage satiric Romance Hero on quest Hero leaves home Hero grows, works toward becoming full characters moralistic As You Like Ita romantic comedy

  3. As You Like ItMicro/macrocosm • Disorder on political level • Duke Frederick has ousted Duke Senior • Law of Primogenitor overturned • Disorder on family level • A brother has banished his older brother • Another brother has cheated his younger brother out of his inheritance • a split between father and child • physical separation • emotional distance

  4. Court place of corruption wrestling (of Charles) is “sport for ladies” Love is a game to pass the time Forest of Arden ideal, golden world wrestling (of lion) is necessary to save human life love provides lessons As You Like Ittwo worlds

  5. As You Like ItFour Couples • realistic • Rosalind and Orlando • romantic • Celia and Oliver • pastoral • Silvius and Phebe • sexual • Touchstone and Audrey

  6. As You Like ItPlot/subplot structure main plot 1.1 1.2 1.3 3.2 4.1 4.3 5.2 5.4 Rosalind/Orlando subplots 4.3 5.2 5.4 Celia/Oliver 2.4 3.4 3.5 4.3 5.2 5.4 Silvius/Phebe 3.3 5.2 5.4 Touchstone/Audrey

  7. As You Like ItFoiling • Character foiling • two Dukes, one men willing go with, one men fly from • Duke Senior the idealist and Jaques the melancholy • Touchstone as court fool, Jaques as fool in forest • Similar scenes • wrestling of Charles and of lion, 1.2 and 4.3 • fake marriages: Touchstone/Audrey, Rosalind/Orlando

  8. As You Like It -- Act I Scene 1 Orlando sad Charles and Oliver Scene 3 Rosalind banished Celia plans trip to Forest of Arden Scene 2 Rosalind sad wrestling

  9. As You Like It -- Act II Scene 1 Duke Senior “Sermons in Stone” Scene 3 Adams warns Orlando to flee Scene 4 Rosalind and Celia arrive, see Corin Scene 2 Duke Frederick sends for Oliver Scene 5 Jaques’ melancholy Scene 7 Duke Senior and Orlando “All the World’s a Stage” Scene 6 Orlando to help Adam in forest

  10. As You Like It -- Act III Scene 1 Duke Frederick seizes Oliver’s lands • Scene 3 • Touchstone • and Audrey Scene 2 Orlando’s poems Corin/Touchstone Jaques/Orlando Rosalind as Ganymede will teach Orlando Scene 4 Rosalind and Celia Scene 5 Silvius and Phebe

  11. As You Like It -- Act IV Scene 1 Jaques Rosalind and Orlando “Men have died from time to time, but not for love” Scene 3 Rosalind and Celia w/ Silvius Oliver tells of rescue by Orlando Scene 2 Jaques

  12. As You Like It -- Act V Scene 1 Touchstone and Audrey “marriage” Scene 3 Touchstone and Audrey Scene 4 Marriages Rosalind the Epiloque Scene 2 Orlando and Oliver reconcile Rosalind promised to solve all

  13. As You Like Itthemes • Comic and Satiric view vs. Romantic ideal • Nature of love • Nature vs. Nurture • Nature vs. Fortune • Responsibility of brothers to each other • Melancholy • Court vs. Nature

  14. As You Like ItRosalind as ideal character Duke Senior romantic ideal Jaques satiric melancholy Rosalind romantic and satiric