As You Like It | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Joseph Alulis

This literature criticism consists of approximately 36 pages of analysis & critique of As You Like It.
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Critical Essay by Joseph Alulis

SOURCE: "Fathers and Children: Matter, Mirth, and Melancholy in As You Like It," in Shakespeare's Political Pageant: Essays in Literature and Politics, edited by Joesph Alulis and Vickie Sullivan, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1994, pp. 37-60.

In the essay below, originally presented at the University of Chicago in 1994, Alulis argues that As You Like It is about the relation between differing social statesone of convention, represented by the fathers, and the other of nature, represented by the childrenand examines issues of justice and dependence that occur in the play.

Midway through As You Like It, in act 3, scene 4, there occurs a passage that, taken in context, is very amusing and, as Duke Senior might say, "full of matter." Rosalind speaks to her "coz" and confidant, Celia, of a chance...

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