As You Like It - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Orlando is in the orchard talking to Adam, the servant about his brother, Oliver. When their father, Sir Rowland, passed away Oliver became the guardian of his two younger brothers, Orlando and Jaques. Orlando is the middle son and although his father left 1000 crowns to fund his education, Oliver refuses to pay. He does support the youngest brother, Jaques at school.

Oliver appears in the orchard and the brothers argue. Orlando asserts that he deserves better treatment. Oliver slaps Orlando when he demands to either receive his education or the money their father left. Orlando agrees and Orlando and Adam exit. Oliver begins to conceive a plan to get rid of his brother and keep the 1000 crowns.

Dennis enters and informs Oliver that Charles the Wrestler is waiting. Dennis tells Oliver that Duke Senior has been banished into the forest by his brother, Duke Frederick...

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