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Williams Shakespeares As You Like It contains ample role playing beyond the characters original purpose and state Although Rosalind is the most obvious example all the other characters also show some form of role playing as they take on a journey outside the eyes of the royal court Throughout the play those strict expectations are lifted which allows the characters behavioral freedom to interview speak opine and romance It presents social stature as a whimsical view of lifes experiences As the characters go through horrific occurrences Shakespeare makes the bad the epitome of a different yet good lifeDuke Senior Rosalinds father was exiled to the Arden Forest but because never two ladies loved as they do AYL 11108-109 Rosalind was pardoned to keep Celia company Under the rule of Duke Fredrick she had to contain her wits strong-minded and kind hearted self to eliminate any problems that could arise Her kindness alone was an opposing force to the Duke Eventually Duke Fredrick decides to banish Rosalind on mere insecurities he tells her Thou are thy fathers daughter Theres enough AYL 1356-57 He also tells Celia She is too subtle for thee and her smoothness her very silence and her patience speak to the people and they pity her Thou art a fool She robs thee of thy name and thou wilt show more bright and seem more virtuous AYL 1374-79 Although it is a tragedy to the eye it is the beginning of not only Rosalinds freedom but Celias as well Celia tells her father Pronounce that sentence then on me my liege I cannot live out of her company AYL 1384-85 The two girls then decide to escape together in disguise and Celia suggests they Seek my uncle in the Forest of Arden AYL 13105 To avoid attention they took on roles totally opposite of themselves Celia proclaimed Ill put myself in poor and mean attire and with a kind of umber smirch
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