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

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Act 3, Scene 3 Summary

Touchstone is speaking to a shepherd girl named Audrey in the Forest of Arden. Jaques is behind a tree listening in on the conversation. Touchstone proposes marriage to Audrey using poetic verse. Audrey is a poor country girl and doesn't understand his speech. She agrees to marry him and they go to find the vicar. Vicar Oliver Martext agrees to marry them.

Vicar Martext tells them the marriage won't be legal without someone to give the bride away. Jaques agrees to give her away. He teases Touchstone and tells him getting married in the woods, rather than in church makes him seem like a beggar. The marriage will be inferior to one performed in the city. Touchstone tells Jaques this is a benefit, because he can leave her if he isn't happy. After the conversation with Jaques, Touchstone decides to postpone the wedding.

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