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As You Like It - Act 4, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 2 Summary

Jaques is hunting with a group of Duke Senior's men. They kill a deer and plan to take it to the Duke. Jaques suggests they put the horns of the deer on a hunter and parade to the Duke. The men sing a song about a man and his unfaithful wife as they parade home with the dead deer.

Act 4, Scene 2 Analysis

The parade and the man wearing the deer's horns is a victorious display. A horn on a man's head was also a symbol of a man who is treated badly by his wife. Jaques has changed since crying over the dead deer earlier in the play. He sings and parades with the other men, and loses his depressed attitude.

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