As You Like It - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Orlando writes verses about Rosalind and his love for her. He is attaching the verses to trees throughout the forest. Orlando carves her name into trees around the forest.

Corin and Touchstone are discussing the difference between country and city life. Touchstone states his feeling that life in the country is sinful. The people have no manners and making a living breeding animals is considered a sin. Corin effectively argues against every point Touchstone makes, but this doesn't stop him from arguing. Touchstone contradicts himself several times during the conversation.

Rosalind finds a verse on the tree and takes it down. Touchstone makes fun of the words and makes up a verse, which compares Rosalind to a thorny rose and a prostitute. She reprimands the fool and sends him away. Celia has found the verses and shows another to Rosalind. Celia knows who wrote them...

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