As You Like It - Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

Rosalind and Celia are outside at court. Rosalind is depressed at the thought of her banished father. Celia tells Rosalind to let her love cheer her up. Celia promises to restore her father's fortune when she inherits it from Duke Frederick. Rosalind promises to try to improve her mood. They start talking about love until Touchstone enters. Touchstone is the court fool and he and Celia engage in a witty banter.

Le Beau tells the girls they missed some good wrestling matches. The last, between Orlando and Charles will start in a few minutes on the lawn. Duke Frederick enters, telling the girls he tried to talk Orlando out of the match with no success. He asks the girls to attempt to convince him not to fight. Rosalind and Celia speak to Orlando with no success. Rosalind and Orlando share a mutual attraction.

Orlando knocks...

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