As You Like It - Act 4, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 3 Summary

Orlando is late for his lesson again. Rosalind and Celia are talking about him when Silvius arrives with Phebe's letter. He warns Ganymede about the harsh contents and tells her that Phebe was very angry when she wrote the letter. As she reads it, Rosalind asks if Silvius wrote the letter, but he assures her that it was written by Phebe.

Rosalind reads the letter out loud and Silvius learns that it's a love letter. Celia feels sorry for Silvius, but Rosalind tells her not to pity him. He isn't deserving if he can love such an unlovable woman. Ganymede tells Silvius that he will never love Phebe unless she loves Silvius.

Oliver arrives at the cottage and asks if they are Ganymede and Aliena. Oliver tells them they fit the description Orlando gave. Oliver gives Rosalind a bloody handkerchief that belongs to Orlando. Oliver...

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