As You Like It Essay

Feb 3rd, 2012
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A 2 page single-spaced analysis of the portrayal of gender roles in William Shakespeare's play, As You Like It. Includes page numbers, in-text citations, and a works cited page. Citations are proper MLA style.

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A Warped ViewAs You Like it, beyond being a highly entertaining comedy, makes some significant statements about both society and life. However, one of the most important of these implications is that made about gender in society. In As You Like It, William Shakespeare is effective in convincing audiences of all ages that it is not acceptable to view the world as entirely male-dominated through the use of the interactions between male and female characters, the portrayal of Orlando, and the subtle comparison of Rosalind to Queen Elizabeth.Some of the most comedic scenes in As You Like It are the interactions between Orlando and Ganymede, the latter of which is actually Rosalind. However, beyond the amusing elements, these scenes also contribute to the underlying theme of the play. When Orlando first speaks to Ganymede, the supposed young male claims that he knows that women possess man

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