Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
As You Like It
brother. Not much brotherly love happening there!
Ganymede is Rosalind in disguise, who is Celia's cousin. Ganymede is Rosalind's male name and Aliena is the name Celia took when she accompanied Rosalind into the forest.
brothers. Oliver wishes to kill Orlando in the beginning, but when Orlando saves him in the forest he changes his views.
Yes. All of the couples love each other except for Phebe - she is tricked into marrying Silvius by Rosalind.
four. Four couples in total - Rosalind and Orlando, Celia and Oliver, Phebe and Silvius, and Audrey and Touchstone.
Hymen. Sir Oliver Martext was going to wed Audrey and Touchstone, but they do not end up getting married at that point in the story.
Oliver. Oliver and Celia have a very short engagement before they are married with the other three couples.
William and Touchstone. William is only in one scene. Touchstone threatens to kill him if he bothers Audrey again.
Rosalind. Orlando, of course, falls in love with Rosalind from the moment he meets her.
|Who competes (and fails) with Touchstone for the hand of Audrey?||As You Like It
William. When William comes along, Touchstone makes short work of him by chasing him away.
Silvius. Silvius has always loved Phebe, but she did not return this favour. She than falls in love with 'Ganymede'. Before she makes her true identity known, 'Ganymede' promises that he will marry Phebe if she marries a woman, but if Phebe refuses (as she will when it is known that he is a she) she must marry Silvius. And so all ends happily.
|What is 'Ganymede's' explanation for having an accent finer than would be expected of a peasant?||As You Like It
His uncle, an inland man, taught him to speak. This is the scene where 'Ganymede' first meets Orlando and 'he' has to do some quick thinking to hold his story together.
|Who does Rosalind say she is upset for, just before she is banished by her uncle?||As You Like It
Orlando and her father. When asked by Celia if she was sad only for her father (act I scene iii), she replies "No, some of it is for my child's father."
Aliena. Aliena is chosen because it "has a reference to my [Celia's] state". This is because she is alienating herself from her father and court.
Amiens. "Under the Greenwood Tree" is also the title of Thomas Hardy's second novel. It focuses on the Mellstock village choir, which we meet as they are preparing to perform carols for their neighbors on Christmas Eve.
|To start, a famous speech. Who said "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players..."?||As You Like It
Jaques. There are two Jaques in this play. This one is a melancholy lord attending to Duke Senior, the other is Jaques de Boys, the brother of Oliver and Orlando.
|Why does Duke Frederick return his crown to his banished brother, Duke Senior?||As You Like It
He is converted by an old religious man. Duke Frederick's convertion is the last of the problems in "As You Like It" to be sorted out, leaving the characters free to enjoy the happy atmosphere. It also means the courtiers can return to court.
|Which character does Touchstone reprimand and dismiss for loving Audrey, who Touchstone himself has decided to marry? ||As You Like It
William. The dialogue between Touchstone and William represents the meeting of court and country. Touchstone's pompous speech defeats William's simple ways, and his harsh and almost callous dismissal of William can be seen to reflect the usurpation of the country dwellers by the courtiers.
|Which character says, 'The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.'?||As You Like It
Touchstone. This is one of the many reflective comments Touchstone makes in "As You Like It", and one of the many instances where the worth of his words is lost to those around him. It is classic for the Shakespearian fool to make deep comments which other characters dismiss as foolish wordplay.
Phebe. Phebe has fallen in love with Rosalind in male disguise, which is comic as Rosalind is actually a woman. This is another instance where Shakespeare explores themes of gender spheres and the nature of true love.
|Why does Rosalind, in disguise as Ganymede, agree to pretend to be Rosalind for Orlando?||As You Like It
To cure Orlando of love. Rosalind, as Ganymede, promises she can cure Orlando of his love sickness by acting like a woman, being , 'effeminate, changeable, longing and liking, proud, fantastical, apish, shallow...' Thus begins the visual commedy of the next two acts, with Rosalind pretending to be herself and simultaneously criticising her own sex. This manipulation demonstates Rosalind's very dominant role, and how unconventional she is when compared to the traditionally passive heroine in a romantic comedy.
|What is Celia's name while she is disguised in the forest?||As You Like It
Aliena. She does indeed change her name to Aliena, accompanied by Rosalind under the pseudonym Ganymede.
|Who utters these immortal lines: 'All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.'?||As You Like It
Jaques. Probably the most famous lines from the play, and the opening to the longest soliloquy. However, Jaques's comments go largely unnoticed by the large gathering in this scene, (Act 2, scene 7).
|In Act 2 Amiens sings: '...Come hither, come hither, come hither. Here shall he see no enemy...', what is the following line?||As You Like It
...But winter and rough weather.. The many songs such as this in the play are not just time fillers, they hightlight and reflect the many themes of "As You Like It". This reference to 'winter and rough weather' echoes Duke Senior's speech at the beginning of the act.
|What does Rosalind give Orlando after he defeats Charles the wrestler?||As You Like It
A chain from her neck. Although they have just met, the bond between Rosalind and Orlando is already strong. This chain is symbolic of their relationship.
|"As You Like It" opens with a dispute between two brothers, and the theme of brotherly relationships is central to the play. There are two sets of brothers in the play, what are their names?||As You Like It
Duke Frederick and Duke Senior; Oliver, Orlando and Jaques de Boys. Although there is a much more central character also named Jaques, Jaques de Boys appears briefly in the last scene. Both Duke Senior & Duke Frederick and Orlando & Oliver sort out their diputes at the end, fuelling the light-hearted close to this romantic comedy.