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As You Like It

William Shakespeare

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1. According to Oliver, what would Orlando bring to a wrestling match with Charles?

2. Why does Oliver inherit the bulk of his father’s estate?

3. At what event do Orlando and Rosalind meet?

4. What name does Rosalind assume for her disguised self?

5. Why does Duke Frederick dislike Orlando?

6. Upon his introduction in Act II, scene i, Duke Senior gathers his loyal followers in the Forest of Ardenne for what purpose?

7. How does Duke Frederick plan to find Celia and Rosalind after their departure from court?

8. On what topic does Corin attempt to council the young shepherd, Silvius?

9. Upon arriving in the Forest of Ardenne, Adam claims that he will soon die. What does he assume the cause of his death will be?

10. After an eye-opening stroll around the Forest of Ardenne, what profession does Jaques intend to pursue?

11. How much time does Duke Frederick allow Oliver to find Orlando?

12. What does the disguised Rosalind promise to do for Orlando?

13. Why does Rosalind doubt that Orlando is truly in love?

14. What does Silvius say of Phoebe’s eyes?

15. Why does Rosalind believe that Phoebe should feel lucky?

16. How does Phoebe respond to Ganymede’s harsh criticism of her?

17. Whom does Orlando save from the attack of a hungry lioness?

18. What does Rosalind do after learning of Orlando’s injury?

19. How does Rosalind respond to Orlando when he contends that he will die unless she returns his love?

20. What animal do Jaques and the lords of the forest kill?

21. Which inhabitant of the forest and admirer of Audrey does Touchstone rudely dismiss?

22. With whom does Oliver fall in love?

23. To what does Rosalind compare the declarations of love from Orlando, Silvius, and Phoebe?

24. Why does Duke Frederick abandon his plan to mount an army and attack Duke Senior?

25. Who decides not to return to court?

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Character Mix-Up

by girlfatal, July 24, 2013

This Sparknote for Act II, Scene IV states that Corin is the young shepherd and Silvius is the old shepherd. It is the other way around. The Oxford Shakespeare's character list states:

Corin, an old shepherd
Silvius, a young shepherd, in love with Pheobe

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MISTAKEN SPELLING

by nikki123444, October 26, 2013

The spelling of de boys is given as de bois.This is wrong as in all major textbooks it is given as de boys.

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What is to Shakespeare 'The Forest of Arden' in his play 'As You Like It'?

by Shehanaz, December 09, 2013

RITUPARNA RAY CHAUDHURI(SHEHANAZ)
‘AS YOU LIKE IT’- WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
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AS YOU LIKE IT IS A SHAKESPEARE'S ROMANTIC COMEDY, BLENDING WITH LOVE-HEROISM-SENTIMENT-ADVENTURE-AND PURE FUN. THE FOREST IS MERELY A GOLDEN WORLD, BUT ITS CONTENTMENT HAS DEALT OF THE BITTER LESSONS OF LIFE. (DR.S.SEN)
PRONOUNCE THE WORD 'ARDEN'-PERHAPS A PUN BY PRONOUNCING IT A-DEN-- A FOLIAGE OF MATERIALISTIC WORLD.
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