Pdf ebook: As You Like It

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Summary: The death of their father leaves Oliver and Orlando at odds. Oliver inherits everything and out of spite forces his younger brother to live in poverty by d

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • ISBN: 8726607042
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 93
  • Language: English
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Description: The death of their father leaves Oliver and Orlando at odds. Oliver inherits everything and out of spite forces his younger brother to live in poverty by denying him his inheritance. Left with little choice, Orlando heads to Duke Frederick’s court to fight the court’s champion wrestler. There, Orlando wins the match, gets the prize and falls in love with the Duke’s niece Rosalind. Orlando’s win infuriates Frederick because of the friendship between the boy’s father and his own brother Duke Senior, who he has banished to the forest. Frederick accuses Rosalind of conspiring against him and banishes her from the court despite his daughter Celia’s pleas. Rosalind disguises herself as a boy called Ganymede and heads for the forest with her cousin Celia, who pretends to be a young country girl named Aliena. In the forest, Orlando runs into Duke Senior and his men. Then the girls in disguise arrive, and chaos ensues. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English playwright, poet and actor. Considered the greatest dramatist of all time, he is widely regarded as the most influential English language writer. Shakespeare’s plays focus on the range of human emotion and conflict, and have been translated into more than 100 languages. Many including "Hamlet," "Macbeth," and "Romeo and Juliet" have been adapted for stage and screen.


Pdf ebook: AS YOU LIKE IT BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

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Summary: A pastoral comedy written by William Shakespeare, As You Like It is regarded as one of his greatest comedies for more than four centuries now. The play is

  • Author : Dua, Kashish
  • Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9387472485
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 216
  • Language: English
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Description: A pastoral comedy written by William Shakespeare, As You Like It is regarded as one of his greatest comedies for more than four centuries now. The play is set up mostly in the Forest of Arden, and it narrates the story of Rosalind and Celia's experiences with disguises and desires. While the readers also remain engaged with the issues of primogeniture and exile informing the tensions between the two sets of brothers Oliver-Orlando and Duke Senior (Ferdinand)-Duke Frederick, respectively, the play’s true captivating nature is lent by characters like Audrey, Silvius, Phoebe and Adam, who come from the lower social strata. The play ends on a note of forgiveness, reunion and understanding. The analysis of ‘The idea of the pastoral’ and ‘The operations of gender’, both the primary subjects of criticism, have been given a special focus in the two extremely informative critical essays included at the end of the book. Key Features • Fully-annotated text explained in an easy-to-understand language. • Detailed introduction to the play encourages readers to critically examine the background and the various aspects of the play. • Act-wise Summary given at the end of each Act.


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Summary: shakespeare's stories. In Session 2010-11, it has been approved for ICSE Schools for Class IX

  • Author : Edited by W. Turner
  • Publisher: S. Chand Publishing
  • ISBN: 9788121904421
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: shakespeare's stories. In Session 2010-11, it has been approved for ICSE Schools for Class IX


Pdf ebook: As You Like It: Arden Performance Editions

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Summary: 'I wish I had copies like this at Drama School. Essential notes on the language for those who will get up and speak it, not purely for those who will sit a

  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350106690
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 296
  • Language: English
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Description: 'I wish I had copies like this at Drama School. Essential notes on the language for those who will get up and speak it, not purely for those who will sit and study it. An incredibly useful tool with room on every page to make notes. Next time I'm in rehearsal on a Shakespeare play, I have no doubt that a copy from this series will be in my hand.' ADRIAN LESTER, Actor, Director and Writer Arden Performance Editions are ideal for anyone engaging with a Shakespeare play in performance. With clear facing-page notes giving definitions of words, easily accessible information about key textual variants, lineation, metrical ambiguities and pronunciation, each edition has been developed to open the play's possibilities and meanings to actors and students. Each edition offers: -Facing-page notes -Short, clear definitions of words -Easily accessible information about key textual variants -Notes on pronunciation of difficult names and unfamiliar words -An easy to read layout -Space to write notes -A short introduction to the play


Pdf ebook: Love in William Shakespeare's "As You Like It"

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Summary: Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, University of Heidelberg (Anglistisches Seminar), course: Literatu

  • Author : Julie Dillenkofer
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3668034842
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 17
  • Language: English
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Description: Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, University of Heidelberg (Anglistisches Seminar), course: Literature & Film – Adapting Shakespeare for the Screen, language: English, abstract: William Shakespeare’s "As You Like It" portrays love and marriage in a comical, amusing manner. The play represents passionate love on the one hand, as well as disguised, blind and even manipulated love on the other hand. Love as a state of being is omnipresent throughout As You Like It. As the play’s major theme, love is illustrated essentially by eight characters who all marry at the end of the play. However, As You Like It cannot be interpreted as a typical love story. In fact, only one twosome, namely Rosalind and Orlando, illustrates a relationship of true love which ends in a happy, mutually agreeable marriage. By falling in love at first sight, they symbolize the typical Shakespearean romantic lovers whose love overcomes any obstacles. The other couples in the play, however, seem to pursue rather different goals. Audrey and Touchstone simply wish to act on their sexual desire, which they cleverly hide behind marriage in order to prevent any “Vorwurf der Unzucht” – a serious matter in Elizabethan times. Phoebe and Silvius are both in love, though not reciprocally. Silvius does love Phoebe; she, however, falls in love with Ganymede and is merely tricked into committing herself to Silvius. Celia and Oliver are simply following the lead of Rosalind and Orlando, but seem to strive for companionship rather than passion or true love. Shakespeare illustrates four different kinds of love in As You Like It in a humorous way. He demonstrates that love and marriage do not necessarily have to go hand in hand and adds comical aspects of love by turning some characters into fools. In this way, Shakespeare builds on the Elizabethan assumptions about love as a sickness, but still validates it as a valuable aspect of a happy marriage.


Pdf ebook: As You Like It: Language and Writing

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Summary: As You Like It: Language and Writing explores one of Shakespeare's best-known comedies. It considers the literary and theatrical contexts in which Shakespe

  • Author : Abigail Rokison-Woodall
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 135012043X
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 168
  • Language: English
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Description: As You Like It: Language and Writing explores one of Shakespeare's best-known comedies. It considers the literary and theatrical contexts in which Shakespeare was writing; examines, in detail, the different forms of language used in the play and considers ways in which language and meaning have changed over time, and are affected by performance. Each chapter contains a 'Writing matters' section which provides suggestions for activities that can further enhance a student's understanding of the play. This informative guide to Shakespeare's popular comedy equips students with the critical skills to analyze its language, structure and themes and to expand and enrich their own responses to the play.


Pdf ebook: As You Like It

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Summary: When forbidden romance enters their lives, a pair of noblewomen assume disguises and flee to the Forest of Arden, where they encounter a magical world of f

  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1625589662
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 68
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1809
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Description: When forbidden romance enters their lives, a pair of noblewomen assume disguises and flee to the Forest of Arden, where they encounter a magical world of friendly outlaws and wise fools. Both a lighthearted comedy and a deeper exploration of social and literary issues, this play features a memorable cast of characters and incomparable poetry.


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Summary: Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's great festive comedies. The men are back from the war, and everyone is ready for romance. The dashing young

  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8027233844
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 953
  • Language: English
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Description: Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's great festive comedies. The men are back from the war, and everyone is ready for romance. The dashing young Claudio falls for Hero, the daughter of Leonato, governor of Messina, and his friend Don Pedro helps him secure her affection. These youthful lovers are contrasted with the more experienced Benedick and Beatrice, who have to be tricked into falling in love. Don Pedro's bastard brother, Don John, provides the intrigue, and the dimwitted constable Dogberry provides the laughs. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 – 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.


Pdf ebook: As You Like It in Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)

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Summary: Ever heard the phrase, "too much of a good thing"? That was actually coined by Shakespeare in this play. Most people don't know it, because when they hear

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
  • ISBN: 161042803X
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: Ever heard the phrase, "too much of a good thing"? That was actually coined by Shakespeare in this play. Most people don't know it, because when they hear the name Shakespeare they run and hide! Let's face it...if you don't understand Shakespeare, then you are not alone. If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of "As You Like It." The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of the modern text. "As You Like It" follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia and Touchstone the court jester, to find safety and eventually love in the Forest of Arden. The play features one of Shakespeare's most famous and oft-quoted speeches, "All the world's a stage." We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.


Pdf ebook: Sonnets

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Summary: Among the most enduring poetry of all time, William Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets address such eternal themes as love, beauty, honesty, and the passage of ti

  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 1443441554
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 250
  • Language: English
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Description: Among the most enduring poetry of all time, William Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets address such eternal themes as love, beauty, honesty, and the passage of time. Written primarily in four-line stanzas and iambic pentameter, Shakespeare’s sonnets are now recognized as marking the beginning of modern love poetry. The sonnets have been translated into all major written languages and are frequently used at romantic celebrations. Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the greatest English-language writer known. Enormously popular during his life, Shakespeare’s works continue to resonate more than three centuries after his death, as has his influence on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s innovative use of character, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a foundation for later playwrights and dramatists, and some of his most famous lines of dialogue have become part of everyday speech. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.


Pdf ebook: A Study Guide for William Shakespeare's "As You Like It"

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Summary: A Study Guide for William Shakespeare's "As You Like It," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Shakespeare for Students. This concise study guide includes plot

  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1410340449
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 41
  • Language: English
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Description: A Study Guide for William Shakespeare's "As You Like It," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Shakespeare for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Shakespeare for Students for all of your research needs.


Pdf ebook: The Comedy of Errors

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Summary: Twilight Sleep is Edith Wharton's satirical novel of the Jazz Age. Sex, drugs, work, money, infatuation with the occult and spiritual healing – the elite

  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 117
  • Language: English
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Description: Twilight Sleep is Edith Wharton's satirical novel of the Jazz Age. Sex, drugs, work, money, infatuation with the occult and spiritual healing – the elite family of Pauline Manford is determined to escape the pain, boredom, and emptiness of life through whatever means necessary. Until everything comes crashing down.


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Summary: The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year. Soon to be a major motion picture

  • Author : Gayle Forman
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101046341
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Views: 467
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Description: The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year. Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz! In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.


Pdf ebook: It Ends with Us

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Summary: In this “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it” (Anna Todd, New York Times b

  • Author : Colleen Hoover
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501110373
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
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Description: In this “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects, a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can’t stop thinking about her first love. Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened. An honest, evocative, and tender novel, It Ends with Us is “a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down” (USA TODAY).


Pdf ebook: The Complete As You Like It

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Summary: As You Like It could be termed the archetypal Shakespearean romantic comedy: the lovers retreat to the Forest of Arden, where all their problems are resolv

  • Author : Donald J. Richardson
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1504913612
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 280
  • Language: English
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Description: As You Like It could be termed the archetypal Shakespearean romantic comedy: the lovers retreat to the Forest of Arden, where all their problems are resolved satisfactorily, and all ends in marriage (four marriages, in fact). However, the romance of the play is ameliorated somewhat by the pragmatism of Rosalind who says, “Men have died from time to / time and worms have eaten then, but not for love” (IV.i.94–5). There is an air of melancholy in Jaques, who says, “I can suck / melancholy out of a song, as a weasel sucks eggs” (II.v.11–12). This is also the play in which Shakespeare delimits the seven ages of man (II.vii.142–69), an archetype relevant yet today, despite Americans’ hesitancy to accept it as other than melancholy.


Pdf ebook: Shakespeare’s As You Like It

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Summary: This book is a study of As You Like It , which shows how the play represents issues of interest to literate playgoers of its time, as well as speculatively

  • Author : M. Hunt
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230610188
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
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Description: This book is a study of As You Like It , which shows how the play represents issues of interest to literate playgoers of its time, as well as speculatively to Shakespeare himself.


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  • Author : Alok Srivastava,Aditya Srivastava
  • Publisher: Alok Srivastava
  • ISBN: 1520574975
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 317
  • Language: English
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Pdf ebook: Romantic and Realistic Love in Shakespeare’s "As You Like It"

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Summary: Essay from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Paderborn, language: English, abstr

  • Author : Doreen Klahold
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3656469520
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 3
  • Language: English
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Description: Essay from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Paderborn, language: English, abstract: As typical for romantic comedy, the central theme in William Shakespeare's "As You Like It" is love in its various forms. In total, there are four conventional couples (Rosalind & Or-lando, Celia & Oliver, Phebe & Silvius, Audrey & Touchstone) and one rejected country fellow (William). Nevertheless, the forms of love differ between those couples. Most of the relationships in "As You Like It" are based on the principle of love at first sight, implying an abrupt and overwhelming falling in love; this can be seen with Rosalind and Orlando right at the beginning of the comedy as well as with Celia and Oliver later in the play, although in the case of the latter the audience does not know at what point of the plot they actually fell in love with each other. An overwhelming romantic, however, is also experienced by Silvius, but his beloved Phebe dismisses him because she believes his love to be a fantasy, mocking thus the principle of love at first sight as well as the impulsive love expressions.


Pdf ebook: The Character of Rosalind in Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'

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Summary: Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,5 (B), University of Potsdam, 5 entries in t

  • Author : Saskia Paasch
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3638332136
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 15
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1346
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Description: Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,5 (B), University of Potsdam, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: “As You Like It” is the only play of Shakespeare that I have actually seen on stage in a little theatre in Saxony. I was quite fascinated by this modern staging and therefore I decided that this play would be it for me. I really fell for Rosalind when I watched the play and so I will dedicate my research paper to her. To my mind, Rosalind is a very complex character and she is represented very humanlike, with deep insights into her soul, feelings and thoughts. She is a very sympathetic heroine which makes it easy to feel for and also with her. In the following chapter I will try to analyse her in three different ways. First I will have a closer look at the other characters trying to find out how they characterise Rosalind in their speeches and what they think of her. It will be interesting to see, in what way their opinions differ from each other or of course in what way they are similar. The second part will deal with Rosalind herself. As she is the main character, she does have to say quite a lot of things, be that wise, comical or emotional speeches. I will try to pick the most important ones and see what they reveal about Rosalind’s inner feelings and her character of course. The third and last part is about Rosalind’s non-verbal behaviour. I will try to find out something about her attitude towards other people and of course what all her actions tell us about herself. I will also try to find out some forboding things and the reasons for her doing. In my conclusion I will combine all my findings and sum them up so that there will be a (hopefully) complete picture of Rosalind’s character at the end.


Pdf ebook: Symbolism in William Shakespeare's As You Like It

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Summary: Seminar paper from the year 2000 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2+ (B), Technical University of Braunschweig (

  • Author : Benjamin Foitzik
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3638180956
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 16
  • Language: English
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Description: Seminar paper from the year 2000 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2+ (B), Technical University of Braunschweig (English Seminar), course: Shakespeare's Comedies, 6 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This is a paper on symbolism in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. I will especially emphasise the symbolic meaning or rather ‘allusion’ of The Forest Of Arden, and intend to go much further than to maintain that ‘The Forest Of Arden is an unreal place because there are and were no palm trees in England’. This is of course out of question and totally insignificant to the eventual aim of this paper. At first, I will examine the different representations of court and forest in the play, which is supposed to support the assertion that the courtiers have to leave the wicked court in order to find again what has gone lost there: love and human warmth. Thus, I want to show that the forest has to be seen as a feeling, a spirit of love and self-knowledge. Moreover, I am going to put forward concrete symbols in the play and their meaning in the context and with regard to the understanding of The Forest Of Arden. There is a wide range of different symbols, natural and worldly symbols, and of course symbols that are connected with love, which all contribute to the final message of the play, that is, that there is no clear message to it, which I hope I will be able to explain in this paper. On the whole, the question that has to be answered looks simple but is to my mind very intricate and distinct since it is far too complex in its deeper meaning: ‘What is The Forest Of Arden?’ I want to impart the idea that The Forest is not meant as a symbol of something, but rather as a feeling, an attitude towards life. Thus, it is neither symbolic of love nor forgiveness nor renewal, but rather impersonates those qualities. It is not symbol but representative and epitome of, which is much more intensive. However difficult an answer to the question above seems to be, answering it is unexpectedly easy, and this for one simple reason: everyone has to decide for him- or herself. I can only give suggestions, but what Arden means to oneself differs from person to person. Therefore, The Forest Of Arden is As You Like It.