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This 5 page paper considers the marriage of Celia to Oliver as a symbol of redemption and reunification and initiates the return of the family of Sir Rowland de Boys to favor in the Court of the Duke as the theme of marriage serves to reunify Duke Frederick and Duke Senior. This paper also ...

This 5 page paper discusses the characterization of Rosalind in Shakespeare's comedy. The writer argues that Rosalind is essentially "the star" of the play. She is, in many ways, centuries ahead of her time; she's bright, innovative, mischievous, and possesses great inner strength, etc; No additional sources used.

A 6 page paper discussing Shakespeare's play in the context of the Elizabethan pastoral tradition. The writer concludes that 'As You Like It' is very much a pastoral play, yet it adds a significant amount of psychological depth not present in most pastorals. Bibliography lists 8 sources; in addition, the paper includes a FREE 1 ...

A 5 page paper which examines how two scenes, Act II, Scene I and Act IV, Scene III depict this pastoral setting as a golden world. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 6 page paper which discusses how the character of Touchstone, in Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” critiques and satirizes the characters within the play. No additional sources cited.

A five page paper looking at this well-known play by William Shakespeare from the standpoint of its emphasis on the issue of loyalty. Looking at this issue both in terms of interpersonal relationships (such as the love of Rosalind and Orlando and the friendship of Rosalind and Celia) as well as loyalty to one’s superiors ...

A 5 page paper discussing not only the relationship of Orlando and Rosalind, but including Silvius and Phebe; Oliver and Celia; and Touchstone and Audrey. The relationships of the four couples are very different of course, but they have in common the fact that they likely would not have been possible without Orlando and Rosalind leading the way. ...

A 5 page paper which examines how William Shakespeare's comic and tragic characterizations relate to our modern world. No additional sources are used.

This 5 page paper considers how mythology was used by Shakespeare in three of his plays in order to create atmosphere. The plays considered are A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

The play, As You Like It, by William Shakespeare is written as a comedy. What doesn't appear in the advertisement is the fact that it is also a social commentary on the feudal system of land ownership and poverty. This 5 page paper argues that, As a social critic, Shakespeare used satire in his depiction of the lower ...

A 6-page paper comparing and contrasting the characters of Orlando and Rosalind in Shakespeare's As You Like It and their relationship to the other characters of the play. Lists 1 source.

A 5 page paper which examines how Shakespeare’s witty women contrast with the social realities of the Elizabethan age. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 7 page research paper that examines the role of setting in As You Like It. The writer argues that examination of the structure of the play reveals that this use of setting is pivotal to the action of the play and the way that Shakespeare has comedic complications unfold. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines love and power within the family relationships of both plays, how each is specifically affected and determine the complexities within the relationships. No additional sources are used.

A 5 page paper discussing “As You Like It,” “Henry IV,” “All’s Well that Ends Well,” “King Lear” or “The Writer’s Tale” for the presence of a happy family. The short answer is that there are pockets of happiness in these and other of Shakespeare’s plays, but there are no families that can be ...

A 3 page essay that argues that Shakespeare's As You Like It (c. 1599) and Alpha Behn's play The Rover or, the Banish'd Cavaliers (1677) are two instances where playwrights use comedies as vehicles for social criticism. Both plays portray strong, intelligent women who defy the social and sexual conventions of their time. In so ...

A 6 page essay that discusses women and gender within two of plays, As You Like It and Twelfth Night, focusing on the roles of Rosalind and Viola. The writer explores what these roles tell modern audiences about Elizabethan gender expectations and the writer argues that Shakespeare sidestepped such societal conventions through the device of ...

A 6 page essay that discusses the way in which Shakespeare portrays father/daughter relationships. Generally speaking, these relationships can be characterized as loving, with the father taking an appropriate attitude toward his daughter. However, in understanding this relationship within the cultural context of Shakespeare’s era, the Elizabethan perspective on gender roles and the manner in ...

A 10 page essay that focuses on the device of cross-dressing and the role that this plays in As You LIke It and Twelfth Night. The writer also addresses the use of androgyny. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This is a 9 page paper that provides an overview of homoeroticism in "As You Like It". The relationship between Celia and Rosalind as well as Rosalind's disguise as Ganymede are explored. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

In six pages an analysis of six important passages of William Shakespeare’s plays – Julius Caesar (Act II, Scene i), Merchant of Venice (Act III, Scene ii), The Tempest (Act IV, Scene i), Richard III (Act I, Scene ii), As You Like It (Act II, Scene vii), and Hamlet (Act V, Scene ii) – is ...

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