Phoebe is now in love with Ganymede, Silvius in love with Phoebe, and Orlando in love with Rosalind who is pretending to be Ganymede. Rosalind, meanwhile, continues to assume the guise of Ganymede and becomes accidentally involved in yet another complication: Silvius, a young shepherd, falls in love with Phebe, a hard-hearted shepherdess, but Phebe rejects Silvius' attentions and falls in love with the young, good-looking Ganymede. In the forest, Rosalind dressed as Ganymede and Celia as Aliena with Touchstone meet Corin and Silvius. Rosalind leaves with the disguised Celia, and the two soon return as themselves, accompanied by Hymen, the god of marriage. In Habicht, Werner; et al. The Jester, after ruefully emitting sundry whimsical remarks on the folly of travelling, decides, 'when I was at home, I was in a better place: but travellers must be content! Although grateful for this warning, Orlando is so anxious to ascertain who the ladies are, that he questions the courtier, thus learning that Rosalind and Celia have been brought up together and are closely bound in friendship, although the duke has recently taken such a dislike to his niece that his displeasure will probably soon break forth. Although dull and matter-of-fact, the shepherdess readily understands a proposal, and has barely signified consent, when a clerical gentleman appears.
Oliver cannot tell him since Orlando has run away, but Duke Frederick orders Oliver to find his brother and confiscates all of Oliver's land until he does so. Their conversation is overheard by the melancholy Jaques, who seems duly amused when the Jester wooes this shepherdess in terms she cannot understand, and concludes with the proposal to be married by the vicar of a neighbouring village. Rosalind gives Orlando a chain to wear; in turn, he is overcome with love. The wrestler also tells Oliver that he is scheduled for a match with Orlando the next day; he advises Oliver to stop Orlando from fighting in order to protect his life. Before they leave, falls in love with one of the sons of Rowland De Boys—, who is ruled and hated by his elder brother, Oliver. Frederick's conversion is so complete that he renounces the world.
Oliver is searching for his brother. We now return to the forest of Arden, where Orlando is hanging verses on a tree, for ever since his first encounter with Rosalind, he has been so deeply in love with her, that he has written innumerable poems in her honour, and has carved her name on every trunk. A moment later a flourish of trumpets announces the arrival of the usurping duke, followed by his train, which includes the wrestler and Orlando. When Rosalind and Celia discover that Corin has no food to give them, they decide, on a whim, to buy the cottage, pasture, and flock that he mentions are for sale. Rosalind, who has listened with keenest interest to this story, no sooner beholds the gory token than she faints away, behaviour passing strange on the part of a man, however natural on that of a woman.
The girls plan to leave for the forest to find Duke Senior. Orlando sees Oliver in the forest and rescues him from a lioness, causing Oliver to repent for mistreating Orlando. A country girl, Audrey, falls in love with Touchstone and abandons her faithful William because of her love for the fool. As the pledges of love are exchanged, Orlando and Oliver's brother enters the scene. Rosalind decides that it is time to end her game with Orlando and devises a plan in which everyone will get married.
Oliver, sent into the Forest to hunt down Orlando, has his life saved by his brother, becomes filled with remorse for his past behaviour and falls in love with Aliena. The poems are pretty awful and they're full of silly clichés about love, but Rosalind doesn't care when she finds out the poems have been written by none other than dreamy Orlando. Orlando killed the lion but was wounded in the process. Duke Frederick has a daughter who is very close friends with Duke Senior's daughter. Lastly, Touchstone and Audrey arrive.
Corin is fed up with serving Silvius and agrees to serve Ganymede and Aliena. Meanwhile, Orlando returns home and is warned by the faithful Adam that Oliver is plotting to kill him. Celia, Frederick's daughter and Rosalind's best friend, declares that she will accompany her in exile. A second later, creeping cautiously out of the thicket, Rosalind peers at Orlando from behind the tree, asking the time. Ganymede, who wants to settle in the forest, buys the lease. Oliver eventually tries to have Orlando killed, so Orlando and an elderly, faithful servant flee to the Forest of Arden where Duke Frederick and his merry men live. In the process Duke Frederick returned the duchy to his brother Duke Senior and abdicated his position.
Orlando has long been mistreated by his brother; when Orlando enters a wrestling match sponsored by Duke Frederick, Oliver tells his opponent, Charlesa champion wrestlerthat he wouldn't care if Charles were to break Orlando's neck. One could interpret that Shakespeare both saw and portrayed women as equal to that of men, this is the core belief of most feminist ideology. Evidence suggests that the premiere may have taken place at on 20 Feb 1599, enacted by the. The source for the plot of As You Like It is derived from Thomas Lodge's extremely popular prose romance Rosalynde. Ganymede finds Orlando and proposes to cure Orlando of his love. He now pretends that Ganymede is Rosalind and starts to woo her.
Conclusion Everyone parties merrily, mostly; we all sit down to a hearty Epilogue. For now, though, he says that everyone should party like it's 1599. Orlando says he must leave to have lunch with the Duke, but that he will be back at 2:00. Plot Overview Sir Rowland de Bois has recently died, and, according to the custom of primogeniture, the vast majority of his estate has passed into the possession of his eldest son, Oliver. After a little beating about the bush, discovering he is addressing the very lad he seeks, he reports that his brother bade him carry to the youth whom he calls 'Rosalind ' in sport, a bloody handkerchief.
Rosalind does not believe him but opens the letter and reads it. Instead of praising Orlando for his victory, therefore, he marches haughtily off the stage, no one remaining on the green save the abashed victor, and the two young ladies. Rosalind decides to dress as a man — Ganymede, Celia poses as his poor sister Aliena. Duke Senior's daughter, Rosalind, has been permitted to remain at court because she is the closest friend and cousin of Frederick's only child,. Oliver and Celia fall in love. Having given this information, the courtier departs, and Orlando, deciding that he must 'fly from the smoke into the smother,' vanishes. We next behold Orlando and Adam, who have also made their way to the forest of Arden, and who, like the girls and the Jester, have found the journey long and weary.
Orlando and Adam gather their things and depart for the forest of Ardenne. In the conversation which ensues between Jaques, the duke, and the Jester, the latter keeps interrupting himself, to give instructions in regard to her behaviour to his rustic bride, meanwhile favouring the others with a synopsis of the most approved formulas for challenging and duelling. This would be great, except there's a strange tension in his courting, mostly because he thinks she's a man. The latter hotly reproaches the page for showing her letter, whereupon Rosalind replies it was done on purpose, the shepherd alone being worthy of her love. Oliver describes how Orlando stumbled upon him in the forest and saved him from being devoured by a hungry lioness.