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

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Act 5, Scene 3 Summary

Audrey and Touchstone will be married tomorrow. In his excitement, Touchstone asks the duke's page to sing a song. The song is about love in the Spring. Touchstone calls the song foolish and makes fun of their singing. He tells them they are not in tune.

Act 5, Scene 3 Analysis

Four couples will be married tomorrow. Two of the couples share a real love: Rosalind and Orlando and Celia and Oliver. The other two couples don't share true love. Touchstone is made to look like a fool again. The song is about love, but Touchstone misses the point. He criticizes the song and the singers, but doesn't understand the meaning of the song. His lack of real love in life hinders his ability to understand the meaning of the song.

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