Essays Tagged: "As You Like It"

Effective Usage of Sound in Jaques "All the world's a stage" speech.

As infamous as Shakespeare is, and as well known as his works are, some proseare just simply more ex ... are just simply more extraordinary than the rest. There are many ways to look at Jaquesspeech, such as use of language or imagery yet, something we often do not reflect on isthe sound of the prose. Wh ... ose. When reading this particular speech, the subject is directlyrelated to the sounds Shakespeare has chosen. We are guided gracefully through thestages of life in twenty-seven lines. As it is read a ...

(3 pages) 59 0 4.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"What does 'As You Like It' suggest about romantic love and marriage?" - An essay discussing the presentation of love and lovers in Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'.

The majority of characters in As You Like It end up as lovers, and the play ends with a quadruple wedding. On the path to this qua ... in which we are exposed to different opinions about what romantic love is, and what marriage means.As You Like It suggests that love occurs instantly, or it is not love; that love has no boundaries; ... tterly obsessed with their love, to the point of forgetting all else; and that love is a kind of pleasant torture. These are all idealistic ideas about love, and As You Like It contrasts them with the ...

(4 pages) 97 0 2.9 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Look closely at II.1.1-60 and discuss how the Duke and Jacques present the Forest of Arden.

the language and tone Shakespeare uses to accentuate these views differs accordingly.The Duke, who has been usurped by his younger brother and exiled to the Forest of Arden, seems determined to find n ... and exiled to the Forest of Arden, seems determined to find no fault with the forest and regard it as their sanctuary and not their place of banishment. He uses words like 'sweet' 'smile' and 'good' ...

(6 pages) 23 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Forest of Arden, in Shakespeare's 'As you Like it', is an idealised pastoral setting? Discuss.

The idea of the pastoral setting was that it was a retreat to a perfect place, often characterised by innocence, from ... haracterised by innocence, from the world of harsh experience and city society. The absence of unpleasant features, such as illnesses, wickedness and the treachery and shallowness of the courts is als ... uch as illnesses, wickedness and the treachery and shallowness of the courts is also noted, as well as the presence of pleasant features, such as plenteousness of food and kindly weather. Education co ...

(5 pages) 42 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act 5 Scene 2,

One of the most important parts of the book "As You Like It" is Act 5 Scene 2. It is one which sets up the happy ending to this play where Rosali ... father are reunited, Orlando and Rosalind are brought together and Aliena and Ganymede are revealed as Celia and Rosalind. If you don't understand what this is all about, you will during the next few ... . If you don't understand what this is all about, you will during the next few paragraphs.The play "As You Like It" is based on life and loves up's and downs, about what love can do to you, about what ...

(4 pages) 37 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

How does Shakespeare explore genre, themes and the character of Jacques in Act 2 Scene 1 of his play "As You Like It"?

gressive, merciless character of the "angry Duke". In such a position it is perfectly placed to emphasise the contrast between the fickleness of court life and the honesty and simple joy of country li ... court life and the honesty and simple joy of country life. This contrast forms the essence of the 'pastoral' genre, very popular in Elizabethan times, and of which As You Like It is an example. The pa ...

(3 pages) 48 1 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Touchstone in "As You Like It"

As You Like It features, like so many of Shakespeare's plays, a professional clown, Touchstone, and ... s jokes at other people's expense, and offers ironic insights about their situation. But throughout As You Like It, such traditional roles of the fool are offered and taken with a generosity of spirit ... to Corin (in 3.2) that the shepherd must be damned for never having lived at court, Corin takes it as good natured jesting (which it is). When Touchstone takes Audrey away from her rural swain, Willi ...

(2 pages) 39 1 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Why is 'As You Like It' described as a comedy?

As You Like It is described as a comedy as it portrays many comic traits. As L.J Potts (1996:99) sta ... y,' and it gives rein to humour in dramatic situations. The themes that are so common in comedy dramas such as searching, disguise, night to day movement, self discovery, marriage, tragic overtones an ... agic overtones and monetary interest are all predominant throughout the play. The turning of man to ass, resolution in paradox, a spirit of playfulness, a low life farcical subplot and a harmonious en ...

(5 pages) 48 1 4.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Love in "As You Like it" by William Shakespeare.

In the timeless masterpiece "As You Like It," William Shakespeare covers a wide range of serious topics, while still ... lia, and Touchstone and Audrey) Shakespeare offers four differing perspectives on love and its many aspects.The first type of love is the most poetic and romantic of the play. It is the dream of love ... r his nerves have rendered him speechless. After Rosalind leaves the room Orlando to wonder, "What passion hangs these weights upon my tongue? I cannot speak to her, yet she urged conference." (94) Ho ...

(4 pages) 33 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Shakespeare's use of metaphors in the play "As You Like It" with citations.

In his play, "As You Like It," and generally in all his writing William Shakespeare uses a lot of metaphors. In, " ... generally in all his writing William Shakespeare uses a lot of metaphors. In, "As You Like It," he has Rosalind who is disguised as boy named Ganymede use an interesting metaphor that explores the rel ... etaphor that explores the relationship between the consumption of time and the movement of a horse based on mood or pleasure. In my opinion the only reason that Rosalind ever uses the metaphor is to t ...

(3 pages) 24 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

As You Like It

Shakespeare's As You Like It is a romantic comedy premiered around 1599 or 1600. The play is said to be directly d ... s a romantic comedy premiered around 1599 or 1600. The play is said to be directly derived from Thomas Lodge's famous novel called Rosalynde. As You Like It is a merry play with lots of sunshine, love ... est -the Forest of Arden. Most of the play takes place in the Forest of Arden. The city is depicted as evil, full of hatred, stratagem, deception, and envy. In contrast, the forest is characterized by ...

(6 pages) 38 0 5.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Shakespeare

For the average student, Shakespeare is a dreaded topic in any English class. Written in old English, Shakespeare is often confusing and quite frustrating to read. Sometimes ... trouble of understanding the plethora of puns and illusions and strange syntax. Watching the play, as well as reading it, can significantly help clarify the student's understanding of the play. Such ... significantly help clarify the student's understanding of the play. Such is the case with the play As You Like It. Watching As You Like It, coupled with its being read, can add a sense of clarity to ...

(2 pages) 357 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

As You Like It

Das 1Akash DasMr. McGoldrickNovember 7, 2013Comedy in Literature As You Like It EssayIn his play As Y ... to amend the idealistic views of love of Orlando.Shakespeare ridicules the idealistic love Phoebe has for Ganymede by regarding it as idiotic. Phoebe's initial attraction to Ganymede is when Phoebe s ... regarding it as idiotic. Phoebe's initial attraction to Ganymede is when Phoebe sees that Ganymede has the "power to raise such love" in her (IV.iii.54). Because Ganymede stands up to Phoebe, she stat ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Feb/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Journeys in Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'

Through this, they are able recognise their obligations to themselves and others. In Shakespeare's 'As You like It', Oliver embarks on a journey in which he faces physical obstacles including "a green ... he theme of nature, this reinforces that nature is closely linked with the progression of a journey as it presents obstacles of varying kinds. These physical encounters trigger Oliver's character tran ...

(3 pages) 1 0 0.0 Aug/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare