As You Like It - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 6 Summary

Orlando and Adam are in the forest, but Adam isn't doing well. He is hungry and exhausted from the journey. Orlando tries to cheer his friend, but Adam can't continue. Orlando finds shelter for Adam and promises to return with food.

Act 2, Scene 6 Analysis

Adam is old and has spent the better part of his life on the estate. He is not accustomed to the physical demands of traveling to the forest. Orlando and Adam reverse roles here and Orlando will take care of Adam. He finds shelter for his servant and goes in search of food. Adam has cared for Orlando since he was a child and now Orlando is returning that kindness. Unlike Duke Frederick and Oliver, he shows concern for his servant.

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