As You Like It - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 5 Summary

Amiens is singing a downhearted song outside Duke Senior's cave. He stops because he thinks his song will make Jaques more depressed. Jaques asks him to continue singing and tells Amiens he likes feeling depressed. Amiens finishes his song.

Amiens informs Jaques that Duke Senior is looking for him and wishes to speak to him. Jaques tells Amiens he has been avoiding the Duke because he is too argumentative. Jaques lays down to rest after the song. The other men prepare a meal for Duke Senior and the lords, while Amiens goes off to find the Duke.

Act 2, Scene 5 Analysis

Life in the country is again depicted in this scene. The men are relaxing and enjoying the country. Amiens sings a song about the difference between city and country life. Jaques is argumentative and disagrees with the lyrics, but asks Amiens to keep singing. During...

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