As You Like It | Critical Essay by Mark Bracher

This literature criticism consists of approximately 25 pages of analysis & critique of As You Like It.
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Critical Essay by Mark Bracher

SOURCE: Bracher, Mark. “Contrary Notions of Identity in As You Like It.Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 24, no. 2 (spring 1984): 225-40.

In the following essay, Bracher assesses the thematic structure of As You Like It in terms of two opposing conceptions of identity—one exclusive and expressed via satire, the other inclusive and portrayed through romance and love.

In her chapter on comedy in Feeling and Form, Susanne Langer observes that comedy “sets up in the audience a sense of general exhilaration, because it presents the very image of ‘livingness.’”1 This “immediate sense of life” which is “the essence of comedy”2 derives from the essential comic action, which, “whatever the story may be, … takes the form of a temporary...

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