As You Like It | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Rawdon Wilson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of As You Like It.
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Critical Essay by Rawdon Wilson

SOURCE: "The Way to Arden: Attitudes Toward Time in As You Like It," in Shakespeare Quarterly, Vol. XXVI, No. 1, Winter, 1975, pp. 16-24.

In the following essay, Wilson argues that the journey from Duke Frederick's court to the Forest of Arden, represented by a the shift from objective to subjective time, signifies a "shift in attitudes toward change" as well as the characters' abilities to adjust to the pastoral way of life.

In an essay on As You Like It published in 1940, James Smith argued that Celia's remark at the end of the first act, that Touchstone would "go along o'er the wide world" with her,1 might have had "importance in an earlier version, but in that which has survived Shakespeare is no more concerned with how the...

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