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"Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives" (4.1.126-128)
Rosalind as Ganymede to
Love is temporary: Men and women often change their minds after they get married
Rosalind is trying to get Orlando to prove his love for her
"You have simply misused our sex in your love-prate. We must have our doublet and hose plucked over your head and show the world what the bird hath done to her own nest" (4.1.174-7)
Rosalind is not portraying women in a good light
Rosalind is only doing this because she is so in love
"Take thou no scorn to wear the horn; It was a crest ere thou wast born: Thy father's father wore it, And thy father bore it: The horn, the horn, the lusty horns not a thing to laugh to scorn" (4.2.14-19)
Second Lord to
It's not shameful to be cheated on
All women are adulterers
"Wilt thou love such a woman? What, to make thee an instrument and play false strains upon thee?" (4.3.67-9)
about Silvius, he shouldn't love Phoebe
Phoebe is manipulative
"some of my shame, if you will know of me/What man I am, and how, and why, and where/This handkercher was stained"(4.3.95-7)
Rosalind and Celia
Oliver is embarrassed of who he used to be
He was an unkind person and indirectly caused Orlando be injures
"Twice did he turn his back and purposed so; But kindness, nobler ever than revenge, And nature, stronger than his just occasion, Made him give battle to the lioness, Who quickly fell before him." (4.3.128-132)
Celia and Rosalind
tells how Orlando saved him from danger
Orlando is a noble and kind person
Why does Rosalind keep up the disguise long after it is necessary?
Rosalind wants Orlando to prove his love for her. By treating Ganymede well, Orlando can prove his love is true.
Celia accuses Rosalind of misusing "our sex in your love-prate." How has Rosalind defamed women in her speeches to Orlando?
Rosalind has defamed women while talking to Orlando by portraying them as intellectually challenged and emotional. By conforming to these gender stereotypes, she is portraying women in a bad light.
How does Rosalind respond to the sight of Orlando's blood? What does this say about her nature?
Rosalind faints at the sight of blood. This shows that she has a feminine side and gives away her masculine disguise.
How does Orlando demonstrate that he can love deeply, and that his love is not surface?
Orlando shows that he can love deeply by always keeping Rosalind in mind. For example, when he is badly injured, his first thought is to apologize to Rosalind for missing their date. He demonstrates familial love by saving Oliver.
gender stereotype themes
-Gender stereotypes can be broken.
Say stereotypes but do the opposite
-Gender stereotypes can influence people's opinions or actions.
gender stereotype examples
-Rosalind faints- "Be of good cheer- you lack a man's heart"
--Women are sensitive, weak
-"The horn, the horn, the lusty horn..."
--Women or wives are adulterers
Types of Love
Rosalind and Orlando
-difficult and complicated
-courtship has obstacles and doubts
Silvius and Phoebe
-crazy, head in the clouds
-can't see her flaws "love is blind"
Touchstone and Audrey
-wanting to marry
What is the significance of poetry in AYLI?
-poetry= artificial love
"More villain thou. - Well, push him out of doors/ And let my officers of such a nature/ Make an extend upon his house and lands." "That makes you an even bigger villain. - Well, throw him out, and have my officers seize his house and lands."
Duke Frederick to Oliver
Looking for Orlando
Telling Oliver to kick Orlando out of his house
"Love is merely a madness and, I tell you, deserves as well a dark house and a whip as madmen do, and the reason why they are not so punished and cured is that the lunacy is so ordinary that the whippers are in love, too.
Rosalind (as Ganymede) to Orlando
Saying that she can fix his lovesickness
"No, truly, for the truest poetry is the most feigning, and lovers are given to poetry, and what they swear in poetry may be said as lovers they do feign."
Touchstone to Audrey
Poetry can lie; it's a false love
"Was" is not "is." Besides, the oath of a lover is no stronger than the word of a tapster."
Celia to Rosalind
Celia says Orlando might not truly be in love with Rosalind and that lovers aren't trustworthy
How does Touchstone feel about Arden when talking to Corin? (scene 2) How does Corin feel about shepherd life in Arden?
Touchstone is undecided (full of contradictions) in regards to the forest but feels that it's uncivilized. Corin is happy with his simple shepherd life in the country
Contrast the rhyme that Touchstone wrote about Rosalind with the one written by Orlando and read by Celia. How do the two characterizations of love differ?
Touchstone's rhyme is sarcastic, practical, and non-emotional (necessity). Orlando's poem is exaggerated and emotional (enamored).
How is Orlando's view of the world different from that of Jaques?
Jacques thinks being in love is a fault; Orlando thinks its a virtue. Jacques cares more about the environment, Orlando is indifferent to nature. Jacques is melancholy, Orlando is optimistic.
Why does Rosalind decide to "play the knave" toward Orlando? (scene 2) Why does Orlando agree to this?
Rosalind wants to see if Orlando really loves her. Orlando wants to prove that he truly loves Rosalind/ be cured of lovesickness.
How does Celia respond to Rosalind when she is upset about Orlando not showing up? What does this suggest about her character?
She tells Rosalind to stop crying because Orlando isn't worth it. This shows that Celia is a true friend and is sensible and not controlled by emotions
How does Rosalind feel about Phoebe? What does this suggest about Rosalind's character?
Rosalind thinks Phoebe is ugly and ungrateful to Silvius for loving her and is frustrated with her for not giving Silvius a chance and instead falling in love with her. This shows that Rosalind doesn't like prideful/ stuck-up people and that she is sensible.
Love can be insincere.
-Touchstone to Audrey
Saying that lovers can tell beautiful lies in poetry
-Celia to Rosalind
Saying that Orlando's love poems may not be truthful.
Love can mislead and blind you
Silvius is blind in his love for Phoebe. He can't see her flaws or his own.
True love can be hard to come by.
Touchstone's view of marriage as based on necessity, not true love
-Gender roles can be challenged by changing identity
-Stepping outside of gender roles allows for insight
Rosalind stating that women always speak their mind even without thinking
"solo", character's inner thoughts spoken aloud. No other characters are present
character's inner thoughts are spoken aloud. Other characters are present but cannot hear the spoken thoughts
Resembles everyday speech
Does not focus on stylistic devices
Uses sentences and paragraph
The first word of every sentence is capitalized
Has a rhythm
Follows a set pattern, rhyme scheme, and meter
Uses lines and stanzas
Traditionally, the first letter of every line is capitalized, but many poets choose not to follow this rule strictly.
Where ghosts and witches ascended/also represented Hell
Audience members called "groundlings" paid a penny to stand and watch the plays, rain or shine
Provided seating and protection from the sun/rain
Best and most expensive seats/painted with gold stars to look like the sky/heavens
Signified which kind of play was being performed that day
Used for bedroom and balcony scenes
Dressing and storage rooms and places for the actors to rest
Where the MAIN action of the play took place
Used for indoor scenes
qualities of comedies
Separation and then reunion
Multiple plot lines
Humor through situations, puns, slapstick, banter, wit
qualities of pastoral romance
Popular literary form in the Renaissance
Celebrated the virtues of a simple life lived close to nature
Idealized romantic love
Country > Court
Critique of society, courts, city life
A nod to nature (pastoral)
Addresses gender roles
NOTE: Elizabeth reigned until 1603
Change (lack of permanence)
Appearances vs. Reality
Country (nature) vs. Court (city)
Nature vs. Fortune (free will vs. fate)
"I hope I shall see an end / of him, for my soul—yet I know not why—hates nothing / more than he" (1.1.141-3)
Oliver about Orlando
Wants Orlando killed
"The more pity that fools may not speak wisely what wise / men do foolishly" (1.2.71-2)
Irony of wise men speaking one way but acting foolishly
"The world esteemed thy father honorable, / But I did find him still mine enemy" (1.2.182-3)
Duke Frederick to Orlando
Impressed with him but didn't like Sir Rowland de Boys
"Sir, you have wrestled well and overthrown / More than your enemies" (1.2.214-5)
Rosalind to Orlando
"Thou art overthrown. / Or Charles or something weaker masters thee" (1.2.220-1)
Orlando to himself, about Rosalind
He was so lovestruck that he wasn't himself
"She robs thee of thy name, / And thou wilt show more bright and seem more virtuous / When she is gone" (1.3.75-7).
Duke Frederick to Celia
Rosalind taking away Celia's opportunities
"Now go we in content / To liberty, and not to banishment" (1.3.135-6).
Celia to Rosalind
Decide to go to Arden
"Yet he's gentle, never schooled and yet learned, full of noble device, of all sorts enchantingly beloved"
Oliver is saying about Orlando
Hates his brother and he's jealous of him
"Thou art not for the fashion of these times, / Where none will sweat but for promotion, And having that do choke their service up / Even with the having. It is not so with thee" (2.3.60-63)
Orlando talking about Adam
Talking about Adam's loyalty, he's different from most men
"We that are true lovers run into strange capers; but as all is mortal in nature, so is all nature in love mortal in folly." (2.4.48-50)
Love by its nature is foolish
"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." (2.7.142-145)
-How many acts are in a man's life? 7 acts
-Duke Senior and Duke Frederick
-Oliver and Orlando
-Oliver and Orlando
-Orlando and Charles
Forest of Arden
Peace- not conflict
-Silvius and Phoebe
green shows- took place outside the Globe theater
little... if any
hazelnuts and oranges
Place of birth: Stratford upon Avon, moved to London Married to Anne Hathaway, 3 children, his son named Hamlet died
Moved back to Stratford at the end of his life
plays, sonnets, poems
wrote in iambic pentameter
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