An analysis of as you like it by william shakespeare

One of those themes is that of primogeniture, a policy whereby the eldest son inherits everything.

as you like it analysis

Indeed, the entire escape into the forest will actually serve to separate them in the end, allowing them to emerge as independent woman rather than "Juno's swans". Although only able to speak a few words to each other, Rosalind and Orlando fall in love. He finally mentions to the women that if they stay where they are they will be able to watch the next match since it was appointed at this particular spot.

as you like it setting

Rosalind is in love with Orlando, and meets him as her male alter-ego Ganymede. The play begins in France but quickly shifts as the action moves to the Forest of Arden.

Ganymede buys the lease to the property of an old shepherd who needs someone to manage his estate.

as you like it shakespeare

Oliver cruelly tells Charles that Orlando has been plotting against his life, and that if Charles defeats Orlando but does not seriously injure him then Orlando will likely plot against him as well. Celia must therefore lose herself to find herself.

Rosalind speaks an epilogue to the audience, commending the play to both men and women in the audience.

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As You Like It by William Shakespeare