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How Does Shakespeare Portray the Forest of Arden Compared to the Court in as You Like It?

Summary: A detailed description of they lifestyles of the country and the court in Shakespear's As You Like It.

In `As You Like It' Shakespeare creates an imaginary utopia called `The Forest of Arden', in which characters can escape from the harsh lifestyle of the court and become their `true selves'. `As You Like It' isn't the first play in which this fantasy world is created as Shakespeare often tends to create fantasy worlds in his plays. In `Twelfth Night' there was `Illyria', there was `Belmont' in `The Merchant of Venice' and `The Island' in `The Tempest' to name just a few.

The Elizabethan audience would already be familiar with the popular stereotypical images of the forest and the court but throughout `As You Like It' Shakespeare tries to break down these unrealistic preconceived ideas. He does this primarily through the characters maturing and learning to appreciate both the court and the...

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