Orlando: A Biography - Study Guide Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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After Orlando's fling with the Russian princess, the king sends him back to his country house in disgrace. Here he develops a routine of getting up at the same time every day. However, one day his servant cannot rouse him. They try everything to wake Orlando, but he continues sleeping. Finally, Orlando wakes up on the seventh day, yet in a state of melancholy. He remembers little of the previous six months and falls into a deep depression if anyone mentions Russia or princesses. Orlando's servants are fond of him and call a doctor. The doctor is no wiser to Orlando's problems and can only prescribe more sleep. Orlando takes the doctor's advice to a certain degree by becoming such a recluse not even people living under his roof know what he is doing. The servant's wonder whether he is dead, but in fact, Orlando has taken...

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