As You Like It
As You Like It
Summary & Analysis
Act I, scene i
Act I, scenes ii–iii
Act II, scenes i–iv
Act II, scenes v–vii
Act III, scenes i–ii
Act III, scenes iii–v
Act IV, scenes i–ii
Act IV, scene iii
Act V, scenes i–iii
Act V, scene iv & Epilogue
Important Quotations Explained
Full Book Quiz
Analysis of Major Characters
Themes, Motifs & Symbols
Act 1, scene i
Act 1, scenes ii–iii
Act 2, scenes i–iv
Act 2, scenes v–vii
Act 3, scenes i–ii
Act 3, scenes iii–v
Act 4, scenes i–ii
Act 4, scene iii
Act 5, scenes i–iii
Act 5, scene iv & Epilogue
Suggestions for Further Reading
How to Write Literary Analysis
Suggested Essay Topics
How To Cite No Fear As You Like It
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Table of Contents
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Full Book Quiz
. According to Oliver, what would Orlando bring to a wrestling match with Charles?
A strong competitive edge
A lust for prize money
Poison, or some other deceitful means of securing victory
An comprehensive knowledge of strategic physical combat
. Why does Oliver inherit the bulk of his father’s estate?
Oliver was the son least able to make his own way in the world.
Oliver is the oldest son, and therefore guaranteed the inheritance by law.
Oliver is the more loving than his brothers.
Oliver doctors his father’s will.
. At what event do Orlando and Rosalind meet?
The wedding of Duke Frederick
A wrestling match
A public execution
A traveling circus
. What name does Rosalind assume for her disguised self?
. Why does Duke Frederick dislike Orlando?
Orlando finds Rosalind more beautiful than the duke’s own daughter, Celia.
Orlando’s brother, Oliver, owes the duke a considerable sum of money.
Orlando beat the duke’s prized wrestler, Charles.
The duke and Orlando’s father were enemies.
. Upon his introduction in Act II, scene i, Duke Senior gathers his loyal followers in the Forest of Ardenne for what purpose?
To hunt deer
To mount an army against Duke Frederick
To swim in the brook
To tease the melancholy Jaques
. How does Duke Frederick plan to find Celia and Rosalind after their departure from court?
He will interview every person in his castle until someone confesses information as to his daughter’s whereabouts
He will recruit Oliver to help find Orlando, whom he suspects has teamed up with the women
He will assume a disguise and go looking for them himself in the Forest of Ardenne
He has no plans to find them, and is glad they are gone
. On what topic does Corin attempt to council the young shepherd, Silvius?
The maintenance of the flock
The politics of court life
. 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?
. After an eye-opening stroll around the Forest of Ardenne, what profession does Jaques intend to pursue?
. How much time does Duke Frederick allow Oliver to find Orlando?
. What does the disguised Rosalind promise to do for Orlando?
Woo Rosalind on his behalf
Help him to overthrow his brother, Oliver
Help him to overcome his lovesickness
Provide him and Adam with shelter
. Why does Rosalind doubt that Orlando is truly in love?
Love is a madness, and he does not look like a madman.
His poems are poorly rhymed and measured.
She has heard him claim to be in love with countless girls.
He is too young to know what love is.
. What does Silvius say of Phoebe’s eyes?
They are so amorous that they embarrass him.
They are so dull that they bore him.
They are so beautiful that they intimidate him.
They are so scornful that they will murder him.
. Why does Rosalind believe that Phoebe should feel lucky?
Her father has willed her a fortune, allowing her to marry whomever she chooses.
A man like Silvius loves her, despite her lack of beauty.
She has no lover and therefore her heart will never be broken.
By living in the forest, she is spared the cruel politics of life at court.
. How does Phoebe respond to Ganymede’s harsh criticism of her?
She poisons his wine.
She disguises herself as royalty in hopes of putting him in his place.
She writes him a love letter.
She employs Charles the wrestler to beat him up.
. Whom does Orlando save from the attack of a hungry lioness?
His brother, Oliver
Silvius, the shepherd
His long-lost father, Sir Rowland de Bois
. What does Rosalind do after learning of Orlando’s injury?
She pens him an angry but concerned letter, telling him to be more careful.
She weeps at the thought of losing him.
She delivers a cutting speech about the ridiculousness of bravery.
. How does Rosalind respond to Orlando when he contends that he will die unless she returns his love?
She favorably compares him to the great lovers of classical literature.
She vows to kill herself before his dying body hits the ground.
She suggests that she is not worthy of such devotion.
She assures him that no man has ever died for love.
. What animal do Jaques and the lords of the forest kill?
. Which inhabitant of the forest and admirer of Audrey does Touchstone rudely dismiss?
. With whom does Oliver fall in love?
. To what does Rosalind compare the declarations of love from Orlando, Silvius, and Phoebe?
The music of the spheres
The howling of Irish wolves
The greatest poetry of Ovid
The sound of mourners following a hearse
. Why does Duke Frederick abandon his plan to mount an army and attack Duke Senior?
His followers abandon him, and he lacks the strength to wage a successful campaign.
He finds a carving of his brother’s image and is overcome by sentimental memories of their childhood together.
He marries a beautiful woman who convinces him not to be such an angry person.
He meets a religious man on his way to the forest who converts him to a peaceful life.
. Who decides not to return to court?
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