As You Like It - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 1 Summary

Oliver arrives at court in response to being summoned by Duke Frederick. Oliver insists he hasn't seen his brother. Duke Frederick wants Orlando found, dead or alive and sets a time limit of one year. Until Oliver finds his brother, Duke Frederick will hold his possessions and property. If Oliver fails to find his brother, his property will be confiscated and he will be exiled.

Oliver expresses his hatred for his brother. He tells Duke Frederick he doesn't love his brother and wants him dead. Duke Frederick calls Oliver a villain and sends him away. As Oliver leaves, the Duke repeats his threat of exile.

Act 3, Scene 1 Analysis

Duke Frederick is determined to find Celia. He enlists Oliver and threatens him with exile if he fails to produce Orlando within one year. Since Frederick has already exiled two members of his own family, he won't...

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