As You Like It - Act 3, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 5 Summary

Silvius is rejected by Phebe after he declares his love. He is wounded and begs her not to reject him so harshly. She makes fun of him and asks to see his wounds. Phebe asks to see the wounds her love has inflicted. Corin, Rosalind and Celia are watching the scene from a short distance.

Rosalind is upset at the way Phebe treats Silvius and decides to intervene. In her disguise, Ganymede reprimands Phebe for treating Silvius so badly. Ganymede calls Phebe ugly and remarks that she should be happy to have the love of a man that would make a great husband. Phebe falls in love with Ganymede after the reprimand and Rosalind makes fun of her.

Phebe is instantly in love with Ganymede. She writes a love letter and tells Silvius the letter is filled with hate. She asks Silvius to deliver the...

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