As You Like It - Act 5, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 5, Scene 4 Summary

Everyone is waiting in the forest for Ganymede. Duke Senior, Orlando and the others are wondering if he can really make Rosalind magically appear. Orlando hopes he will, but expresses fear and doubt. Rosalind arrives in disguise, accompanied by Silvius and Phebe. She asks Duke Senior if he approves of his daughter's impending marriage to Orlando. The duke gives his blessing. She then asks Orlando if he wants to marry Rosalind, and he assures her he will. She makes Phebe repeat her promise to marry Silvius, if he can change her mind about Ganymede. Rosalind and Celia disappear together into the forest.

Duke Senior points out the resemblance between Ganymede and Rosalind. Orlando tells the duke he had wondered if they were brother and sister when he first met Ganymede. Rosalind appears with Celia and the god of marriage, Hymen. The group is surprised to...

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