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As You Like It written by William Shakespeare - Actually, this play chronologically set between 1598 and 1600s. This homonymous play published, after Williams Shakespeare’s death, in the First Folio in 1623, with other plays and sonnets written by him. As You Like It characterized as pastoral comedy. According to a definition of what is the pastoral comedy, Pastoral genre is regularly, a pastoral story includes banishes from urban or court life who escapes to the shelter of the wide open, where they frequently cover themselves as shepherds so as to talk with different shepherds on an extent of built subjects, from the relative benefits of life at court versus life in the nation to the relationship between nature and symbolization....   [tags: Shakespeare, pastoral comedy, as you like it]
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Shakespeare's Use of the Idea of Disguise in "As You Like It" - Shakespeare uses the idea of disguise in many of his plays. It is used as an escape from the characters’ personalities and sometimes for comic effect. In As You Like it, the disguise becomes very comical as in the time it was written only men could act on stage. This could lead to much confusion and comedy in the roles of those in disguise. Disguise can give the freedom to a character to act how they like and a chance for them to show their views. It was in the 16th Century that there became an increased sense of self consciousness and identity....   [tags: Shakespeare, disguise, As You Like It, ] 1211 words
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Aging In the Reanissance and As You Like It - Aging In the Reanissance and As You Like It       Life starts upon the exit from the mother's womb. From that moment, time marches on until the inevitable death occurs to take one once again from the world of the living. Life and death fascinated various playwrights and authors of the Renaissance. Shakespeare made his interest in aging known in many of his plays and sonnets. He approaches this continuing theme from many angles. In many of his sonnets he talks about aging and how the image changes as one ages and gets older and less attractive....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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The Androgyne in Shakespeare's As You Like It - The Androgyne in As You Like It     The androgyne is a strong figure that mentally joins the female and male characteristics together as one (American Heritage). Androgyny does not only refer to the physical senses it also refers to the cultural and social aspects of daily life. There are two main types of androgyny that were applied during the Renaissance which are referred to as mythic and satiric androgyny (Orgel, 38). Satiric androgyny mainly deals with "feminized male figures and unfixed, unstable individual identities, and is essentially negative," (Hermaphrodites, 1)....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Observations on Shakespeare's As You Like It - Observations on As You Like It As You Like It will be for many of you a rather difficult play to appreciate and interpret simply on the basis of a reading. The reasons for this are not difficult to ascertain. The play is, as I have observed, a pastoral comedy, that is, a comedy which involves a traditional literary style of moving sophisticated urban courtiers out into the countryside, where they have to deal with life in a very different manner from that of the aristocratic court....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays] 935 words
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Relationships in Shakespeare's As You Like It - Relationships in As You Like It      "Pronounce that sentence on me, my liege. I cannot live out of her company"(Shakespeare quoted in Norton Anthology 1611). Who made these remarks about the dear Rosalind, was it Celia, the one whom she calls 'coz', or is Orlando the man that she is in love with. The question then becomes if Celia said these words what was her meaning. Is it that Celia is attracted to Rosalind as more than a friend or is this just an example of the female friendships of the time....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Gender in Shakespeare's As You Like It - Questions of Gender in Shakespeare's As You Like It        Throughout history, men and women have been assigned specific roles to which society prescribes standards and qualifications. There are certain tasks that have been traditionally completed only by men, and others that have been assigned to women; most of which are separated by the realm of the domestic sphere. During the period of the Renaissance, men and women were assigned very different roles within society. The value, social expectations, legal status, and rights of citizenship differed greatly between the sexes as well as among the classes....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Sexuality in Shakespeare's As You Like It - Sexuality in As You Like It          In a romantic forest setting, rich with the songs of birds, the fragrance of fresh spring flowers, and the leafy hum of trees whistling in the wind, one young man courts another. A lady clings to her childhood friend with a desperate and erotic passion, and a girl is instantly captivated by a youth whose physical features are uncannily feminine. Oddly enough, the object of desire in each of these instances is the same person. In As You Like It, William Shakespeare explores the homoerotic possibilities of his many characters....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Love in Shakespeare's As You Like It - Love in As You Like It         Throughout the centuries, men have pondered many great questions. Among these is the question: "What is love?" There is no doubt that the greatest name in English literature, Shakespeare, sought to answer this question for himself. Indeed, Shakespeare recorded his answer in many of the sonnets and plays he wrote, including As You Like It. As Shakespeare learned in seeking to answer this question, love is many things, which in this play he observes through the characters of the play, but most directly through Silvius: It is to be all made of fantasy, All made of passion and all made of wishes, All adoration, duty, and observance, All humbleness, all patie...   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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The Role of Music in Theatrical Work: Modern Music that Could be Used to Enhance Shakespeare's Play "As You Like It" - Music is an important element of any theatrical work. It sets up the setting, mood, and emotions for the audience. Different songs can tell stories whether sad or happy. In “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare, there are many scenes where the traditional play music can be replaced with modern contemporary and still give the story the same meaning. There are songs that describe the blossoming romance and friendship of Rosalind and Orlando and the theme of reality. And there are others that set up the mood for the setting....   [tags: as you like it, music] 1661 words
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Marriage in the Renaissance and Shakespeare's As You Like It - Marriage in the Renaissance and As You Like It      The concept of marriage has been considered to be a sacred and traditional part of life since the beginning of relationships between human beings. The rules of these intimate relationships were set up in accordance with church law. Such rules consisted of the conventional/typical marriage and the ritual of marriage (ceremony). William Shakespeare examines the customs of marriage practice of the Renaissance time period in his work As You Like It....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Character of Touchstone in Shakespeare's As You Like It - The Character of Touchstone in As You Like It As You Like It features, like so many of Shakespeare's plays, a professional clown, Touchstone, and it's worth paying some attention to his role for what it contributes towards establishing and maintaining the upbeat comic spirit of the play. For the jester is the constant commentator on what is going on. His humour, pointed or otherwise, thus inevitably contributes to the audience's awareness of what is happening, and the way in which other characters treat him is often a key indicator of their sensibilities....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays] 434 words
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Manipulation of Lyrics in Shakespeare's As You Like It - Manipulation of Lyrics in As You Like It       While it is a comedy of the turmoil of love and the experimentation with gender roles and identity, William Shakespeare's As you Like It is a historical preservation of Renaissance music. The play is fraught with spontaneous song and poetry, yet Shakespeare strategically manipulates these musical elements. Specifically, the lyrics and poetry of the play function to establish a soundtrack and a direct appeal to their Elizabethan audience, while providing Shakespeare with a valuable shorthand for character development....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Shakespeare's As You Like It - The Philosophy of Jaques - The Philosophy of Jaques in As You Like It Jaques is one of the characters in Shakespeare`s comedy As You Like It. We- as audience and readers- learn that although he was previously a libertine, he now seems to have turned to philosophy in his quest for a new identity. As a philosopher he questions much of what he sees around him. At one point Jaques analyses what it is to be a man (II,vii, 60-166). He sees the world as a stage wherein men and women are players, and their different ages represent different acts and scenes in the play....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays] 682 words
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The Pastoral Setting of Shakespeare's As You Like It - The Pastoral Setting of As You Like It Central to the pastoral vision of As You Like It is the setting in the Forest of Ardenne, especially the contrast between it and the ducal court. In the former, there is a powerful political presence which creates dangers. Deception lurks behind many actions, brothers have secret agendas against their brothers, and people have to answer to the arbitrary demands of power. In the Forest of Ardenne, however, life is very different. For one thing, there is no urgency to the agenda....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays] 687 words
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Gender and Politics in Shakespeare's As You Like It - Gender and Politics in As You Like It        William Shakespeare and the new millennium seem to be diametrically opposed, yet his works are having a renaissance of their own after 400 years in the public domain. Why have some major film producers revisited his works when their language and staging would seem to be hopelessly outdated in our society?Perhaps because unlike modern writers, who struggle with political correctness, Shakespeare speaks his mind with an uncompromising directness that has kept its relevance in this otherwise jaded world....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Shakespeare's As You Like It - Rosalind and Celia - As You Like It - Rosalind and Celia        A search for feminist criticism on William Shakespeare's comedy, As You Like It, uncovers a range of different aspects of the play and its players, but none is as well represented as the nature and dynamics of the relationship between Rosalind and Celia. Among other topics are cross dressing or female transvestism and male self-fashioning, which extrapolates on the mode of dress being an identity. A feminist view on Shakespeare examines the poet's defense of virtue in the play....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Language of Love in Shakespeare's As You Like It - As You Like It is love:  The Language of Love               The most obvious concern of As You Like It is love, and particularly the attitudes and the language appropriate to young romantic love. This is obvious from the relationships between Orlando and Rosalind, Silvius and Phoebe, Touchstone and Audrey, and Celia and Oliver. The action of the play moves back and forth among these couples, inviting us to compare the different styles and to recognize from those comparisons some important facts about young love....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Role Of Jaques in Shakespeare's As You Like It - Role Of Jaques in As You Like It The essentially healthy emotional intelligence of Rosalind and Orlando and their suitability for each other emerge from their separate encounters with Jaques (in some editions Jacques), the melancholy ex-courtier who is part of Duke Senior's troupe in the forest. Both Rosalind and Orlando take an instant dislike to Jaques (which is mutual). And in that dislike we are invited to see something vitally right about the two of them. For Jaques is, in effect, the opposite of everything Rosalind stands for....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays] 1032 words
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Characters vs. Destiny in As You Like It -      Does life make people what they are, or is life what a person makes of it. This question has been asked time and time again, and is still being argued over time and time again. Whether the author knew it or not, Shakespeare explored this question in his play As You Like It through the characters of the play. Characters who, like so many of his others, display typical human natures. Shakepeare seems to have captured a spirit in all of his characters that is so true to life that almost anyone can relate in some way or another....   [tags: As You Like It Essays]
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Deeper Meaning of Shakespeare's As You Like It - The Deeper Meaning of As You Like It Shakespeare's As You Like It is a good play for anyone to read or see. Some readers would enjoy one aspect of it, some would enjoy another. But all would, in general, enjoy the play. Albert Gilman says that Shakespeare intended to imply that all that people need to live together in harmony is "good sense, love, humor, and a generous disposition." (Gilman lxvii) This play is deeper than the surface, and that is part of its appeal to every kind of person....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays] 1773 words
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Female Direction of Shakespeare's As You Like It - Female Direction of As You Like It        In As You Like It, Jaques states that "All the world's a stage,/ And all the men and women in it merely players./ They have they're exits and their entrances,/ And one man in his time plays many parts" (II, vii, 138-141). That very well might be true. But if life is a stage traditionally controlled by a man, what parts does that leave for the women of the world. The female answer to this question is that if you don't like your part, change it, and if you don't like the direction, follow someone else....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Jaques's Perspective in Shakespeare's As You Like It - Jaques's Perspective in As You Like It       A cynic's cynic might declare Jaques no better than the guy who lurks in corners at a cocktail party, lobbing witty barbs at anyone unlucky enough to catch his eye. But this assessment robs Shakespeare's comedy of its sociological depth; what might be pleasant fluff about young people in love is enhanced by Jaques's ability to make stern judgments about the world, yet still respect the people who comprise it.   Indeed, Jaques observes astutely from the sidelines....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Importance of Costumes in As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV, Part One - Importance of Costumes in As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV, Part One The Jewish holiday Purim celebrates the rescue of the ancient Jews of Persia from certain destruction at the hands of Haman. The fair queen Ester tricks the villain, and Haman betrays himself before the king. Each year the story is read aloud amidst great celebration. The children, and even the adults, dress up as their favorite character in the story. Each time Haman’s name is uttered, everyone makes as much noise as they can to blot out his evil name....   [tags: As You Like It] 1224 words
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Rosalind and the Masks in Shakespeare's As You Like It - Rosalind and the Masks In this essay I would like to focus on Rosalind's - or rather Ganymede's - preoccupation with the outward show of things. Whether this is a result of her cross-dressing, the reason for the same, or the playwright's way of revealing his presence is not as yet clear to me, but Rosalind's constant insistence on the truth of masks and on the other hand her readiness to doubt this same truth fascinates me. When she decides to dress up as a boy, Rosalind seems to think a mannish outside sufficient to convince the world at large (I.iii.111-118)....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays] 724 words
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The Fool in William Shakespeare's As You Like It - The Fool in William Shakespeare's As You Like It The fool is one of the first character archetypes that any student of literature learns how to analyze. Despite his seemingly light or even pointless chatter, the fool usually manages to say some fairly important things. Upon further study, the student may perceive that it is because of his penchant for silliness that the fool is given leave to express even offensive truths about the other characters. What happens, though, when one fool encounters another....   [tags: William Shakespeare As You Like Essays] 1539 words
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Effective Use of Conflict in Shakespeare's As You Like It - As You Like It: Effective Use of Conflict It is easy enough to discount the presence of conflict within As You Like It, swept away as we are by the sparkling wit of the play, its numerous songs, and the use of stage spectacle (such as the masque of Hymen). But precisely what enables Arden to have such a profound effect on the visitors (Rosalind, Orlando, Duke Senior et al.) is the fact that it is a retreat from the "painted pomp" of the "envious court". The twisted morality of the court, where Duke Frederick hates Rosalind for her virtue, is very much necessary for the purpose of the drama of the play; it is only through the disparity between the court and the Forest of Ard...   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays] 989 words
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Variety of Love Relationships in Shakespeare's As You Like It - The Variety of Love Relationships in Shakespeare's As You Like It   One of the main concerns of man throughout the centuries has probably been to define the concept of love and to understand the complexities that govern love relationships among people. William Shakespeare seems to have been fully aware of the need and interest in love, since his work transcends time and place. Love is the central concern in As You Like It. This comedy presents different attitudes towards love, which may be derived from the conversations among its characters and from the romantic attachments portrayed in it....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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The Character of Rosalind in William Shakespeare’s As You Like It - The Character of Rosalind in William Shakespeare’s As You Like It   The title of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy As You Like It, is indicative of the maladjusted perceptions of the characters in the play. Each character in one way or another holds true to off-base viewpoints regarding relationships concerned with love that stir up conflict and strife amongst the characters. This disharmony that plagues the play is only ultimately resolved through the initiative of the character Rosalind....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Gender and Social Norms in Shakespeare's As You Like It - Gender and Social Norms in As You Like It        Shakespeare based his comedy As You Like It primarily on three other works.  Its plot follows the basic structure of Rosalynde, published in 1590 by Thomas Lodge.  The Tale of Gamelyn, written by an unknown author in the mid-fourteenth century, is a violent Middle English narrative that was found among Chaucer's papers and provides further details for Shakespeare's work.  With the Forest of Ardenne serving as an escape for our main characters, Shakespeare takes his details from the countless Robin Hood ballads popular in Medieval England.  This paper will examine how Shakespeare's adaptations and alterations of emphasis and plot from these...   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Shakespeare's As You Like It - The Romantic Love of Silvius and Phebe - As You Like It: The Romantic Love of Silvius and Phebe There are several types of love depicted in Shakespeare's As You Like It. One variety of love portrayed in this comedy is romantic love, the romantic literary ideal which became popular in the Middle Ages. According to the courtly love tradition a lover worships his lady and serves her, suffers all sorts of indignities for her sake, and thinks only of her. He must be loyal to her for life, no matter how badly she treats him, or how much he suffers for unrequited love....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays] 717 words
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As You Like It Essay: Violating the Established Social Order - Violating the Established Social Order in As You Like It       The recent White House sex scandal raised issues about gender, desire, and an established social order - issues that questioned established social norms and ideas about the power and politics of sex. Our society is not the first to recognize the effects that sexual politics and gender relations have had on social order, however. The works of William Shakespeare are ample evidence that Elizabethan England was firmly in touch with these notions....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Shakespeare's As You Like It - Importance of the Secondary Characters - As You Like It:  The Importance of the Secondary Characters       As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, is a radiant blend of fantasy, romance, wit and humor. In this delightful romp, Rosalind stands out as the most robust, multidimensional and lovable character, so much so that she tends to overshadow the other characters in an audience's memory, making them seem, by comparison, just "stock dramatic types". Yet, As You Like It is not a stock romance that just happens to have Shakespeare's greatest female role....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays] 1543 words
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Gender and Coming of Age in Shakespeare’s As You Like It - Gender and Coming of Age in Shakespeare’s As You Like It Shakespeare introduces the protagonists of his comedy, As You Like It, as youths mourning the absence of their fathers: Orlando remarks on the consequences of his father’s death and Rosalind first appears despairing over her father’s exile. He closes the play with the marriage of these youths. The absence of their respective fathers centrally figures into their courtship and preparation for marriage. Even more noticeable is the absence of all mothers—not a single mother or older wife appears in the play....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Boy-Actresses and the Character of Rosalind in As You Like It - Boy-Actresses and the Character of Rosalind in As You Like It        When Shakespeare wrote his plays, women were not permitted to perform on stage, so boys played all of the female characters.  Unlike many apprenticeships, a boy learning to become an actor had no set age at which to begin and no set length of how long to study, but they usually began around the age of ten and continued playing women or adolescent roles for about seven years.  These boys were apprenticed to a specific actor within an acting group, and were not attached to the organization as a whole.  There was a very strong teacher-pupil relationship between the adult actor and the boy, but there was also very often a fa...   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Shakespeare's As You Like It - The Many Flavors of Love - As You Like It:   The Many Flavors of Love         As You Like It is remarkable among Shakespeare's plays for ending with four marriages, something of a record even among comedies. Love is a central theme of the play, although in some of its variations it cannot quite be said to be romantic. The love relationships may, at first glance, appear to be stock types: Rosalind and Orlando representing romantic hero-heroine love, Silvius and Phebe combining love in the lower classes with unrequited love, Audrey and Touchstone a darker attempt to seduce, and Celia and Oliver simple tying up of loose ends....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays] 1465 words
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Class Difference in the Renaissance and in Shakespeare's As You Like It - Class Difference in the Renaissance and As You Like It          Notions about class distinctions during the Renaissance became more ambiguous than at any other period of time. "Many countries moved from a feudal to a capitalist economy, leading to some of the worst peasants' revolts in the history of Europe."(Aston) During the last quarter of the 1500's the conditions for social status and position were going through radical changes, as "the boundaries between the upper elite and the gentry as well as those between these groups and the wealthier professional classes below them were particularly ambiguous." (Bailey)   There came about a term called sorts, which essentially split the p...   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Renaissance Family Values and Their Significance to As You Like It - Renaissance Family Values and Their Significance to As You Like It        When I began my research for this paper, I did not have a good understanding of the term "Renaissance".  Therefore, I thought that it was a good idea to clarify on this before I tried to learn about what family life was like at that time, and I also thought it might be interesting to look at Shakespeare's family.   The word "Renaissance" means rebirth and refers to the 15th Century, between the years 1350 and 1600 (Greene Malvasi, par....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Shakespeare's As You Like It - A Pre-oedipal Reading - A Pre-oedipal Reading of As You Like It In these lines we see how Orlando saves his brother from a snake and a lioness. This is basically what leads to their reconciliation. On the surface this seems fairly simple, but by using a pre-oedipal reading on this passage I'll make it a bit more complex. I will try to show that this passage depicts Oliver's liberation from his mother. I will also point out how Oliver is unable to achieve this liberation himself, and how he needs to be helped by his brother Orlando....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays] 563 words
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Plot Line Revealed in Act 1 of Shakespeare’s As You Like It - The opening scene of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, in which there is nothing light – hearted, is completely expository and contrived but fulfilling its function of revealing the plot line to the audience. The fact that Shakespeare uses this kind of dramatic technique in the first scene twice shows that he wants to make the wickedness of Oliver perfectly clear. The action starts when Orlando, the younger brother decides to rebel against the oppression of his older brother, who is treating him like a common pheasant....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Romantic Love in William Shakespeare's As You Like it and Twelfth Night - Romantic Love in William Shakespeare's As You Like it and Twelfth Night The fickleness of romantic love is a major theme in William Shakespeare’s comedies As You Like It and Twelfth Night, or What You Will. Shakespeare’s implicit social commentary takes the fundamentally masculine perspective of romantic relationships, which argues that a clear-cut dichotomy exists between love and physical attraction. According to evolutionary psychological theory, females often tend to automatically associate the emotion of love with physicality and the physical act of sex because an emotional bond with a mate is necessary in order to establish a secure family unit....   [tags: Shakespeare You Like Twelfth Night Essays]
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I Like For You To Be Still by Pablo Neruda - In the poem “I like for you to be still”, Pablo Neruda expressed his unreachable heart calling to his loved one. He described his love towards his loved one without saying a word, understanding her feelings from her silence, and act accordingly to make her fell that he cares about here. True feelings of love remain same even though there is no response comes from the other side. Selfless act just to get a single word out of her mouth or a little smile on her face which makes him feel happy, and this poem is about that passionate love....   [tags: Poetic Analysis, Poet. Literary Analysis]
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Loyalty in William Shakespeare's As You Like It - Loyalty in William Shakespeare's As You Like It In Shakespeare's As You Like It loyalty is dominant theme. Each character possesses either a loyalty or disloyalty towards another. These disloyalties and loyalties are most apparent in the relationships of Celia and Rosalind, Celia and Duke Fredrick, Orlando and Rosalind, Adam and Orlando, and Oliver and Orlando. In these relationships, a conflict of loyalties causes characters to change homes, jobs, identities and families. Two characters, Celia and Rosalind are loyal to each other throughout the play, which is apparent through the decisions Celia makes....   [tags: Shakespeare As Like It Theme] 1029 words
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As You Like It is and The Taming of the Shrew - In this essay essay I will look at two of Shakespeare's comedies and ascertain if they are different types of comedy, the plays I will look at are As You Like It and Taming of the Shrew. To begin with I believe it is important to clarify what I mean by comedy and then see if both plays conform to the conventions of a Shakespearean comedy. In Shakespearean comedies there is generally a few principles which are similar and appear in most of his comedies for example the following all tend to be the bearings of a comedy: a struggle of young lovers to overcome difficulty, the difficulty usually being presented by the elders in the play, a witty servant, mistaken identity/deception , multiple int...   [tags: Contrasts, Shakespeare]
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The Issue of Gender in "As You Like It" - One of the most intriguing aspects of As You Like It by William Shakespeare concerns the issue of gender. This issue generates a lot of interest and discussions due to its complexity. The main reason for such a concern in the play is the cross-dressing and role-playing. The central love interest between Rosalind and Orlando calls into question the conservative wisdom about men and women and their gender roles. It also challenges our presumptions about these roles in courtship, love, and relationships....   [tags: literary analysis, Shakespeare]
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As You Like It by William Shakespeare - It is present from the beginning of William Shakespeare's play As You Like It, that the qualities within male and female relationships are vastly different. Some of the most vital elements within the play are these bonds between the same-sex relationships and the strength of them to endure hardships. Oliver and Orlando’s strained fraternal relationship is consumed by brotherly resentment, disloyalty and blunt abusive behaviour evident from the outbreak of disagreements that occur between the two men....   [tags: relationships, film adaptation]
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