As You Like It - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 7 Summary & Analysis

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Duke Senior, Amiens and the lords discuss Jaques. Duke Senior compares Jaques to a beast and thinks he has lost his human qualities and become animalistic. Duke Senior wants to speak to Jaques and sends his men to find him. Jaques arrives telling the others he met a fool in the forest. Jaques is envious of the fool because fools can say whatever they think.

Orlando draws his sword and demands food. He orders them away until he has taken what he needs. Duke Senior admonishes Orlando, telling him being polite is a better way to get what he needs than force. Orlando hadn't expected to find a gentleman in the forest and shows surprise. He was under the impression that all men in the forest were wild. Duke Senior invites Orlando to join them for dinner and Orlando tells the Duke about Adam. Orlando...

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