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As You Like It

Q 1: ‘’The harmony of the ending finally includes more than the joining of the sexes in marriage; it involes a full restoration of social order in the broadest terms.’’In the light of the statement, discuss the comic vision of a As You Like it.

Q 2: ‘’As You Like It both celebrates and ridicules the traditional concept of romantic life.’’ Eloborate.

Q 3 : Comment on Rosalind as Ganymede in As You Like It, and elaborate how she copes with being a man and a woman at the same time.

Q 4: While the question posed by Shakespeare in As You Like It are real and serious, the answers provided are unreal and comic. Do you agree? Elaborate.

Q  5: ‘’Ganymede’s role is a device which allows Rosalind a freedom of comment impossible in a conventional love affair.’’ Discuss.

 Q6 : ‘’The play’s principal characters, Rosalind, Jacques and Touchstone, share with us their knowledge that life seldomaffordsthe beautiful fulfilment that the play’s conclusion depicts.’’ Discuss As You Like It in the light of the above statement.

Q 7: ‘Through the ironic commentary of its fools and malcontents, Shakespeare’s As You Like It exposes their pastoralist as a shallow pretense. Discuss.

Q 8: As You Like It is a play that challenges accepted notions of gender and identity. Discuss.

Q 9:  ‘’The ending of As You Like It has been made interesting by the epilogue.’’ Discuss.

Q 10 : ’The wisest of Shakespespeare’s characters are often detached from the action of the play in which they appear.’’ How far is this true of Jacques in As Like It? Discuss.

Q 11 :Cross-dressing helps Rosalind to subvert the social construction of women that confines them to passive roles in society. Discuss.

Q 12 : The Forest of Arden functions as much more than a mere idyllic background to the action of the play As You Like it. Discuss.

Q 13 : Disguise for Rosalind is both a game and a serious experience. Discuss

Q 14 : Jacques’s rejection of the merry community seems to challenge the closure achieved at the end of the comedy and question the pastoral idyll. Discuss.

Q 15 : ‘In As You Like It one notices an uneasy co-existence of two contradictory images of women.’ Discuss.

Q16 : By giving Jacques, an unsentimental confirmed bachelor, the last word, As You Like It strains the limits of the romantic comic convention’. Comment.

Q 17 : ”Examine the role of disguise as a metaphor of class and gender issues in As You Like It.

Q 18: “The Forest of Arden allows for a freedom that is missing in the world of the court.” Elaborate.

Q 19:  “As You Like It is a play that challenges accepted notions of gender and identity.” Elaborate.

Q 20: “The wisest of Shakespeare’s characters are often detached from the play in which they appear.” How far would this be true of Jacques in As You Like It?

Q 21: “Disguise for Rosalind in As You Like It is both a game and a serious affair.” Comment.

Q 22 : Justify the significance of the Epilogue in As You Like It.

Q 23: ‘In As You Like it the pastoral is a medium through which serious socio-political issues are clarified and resolved’. Comment.

Q 24 : Examine the role of disguise as a metaphor of class and gender issues in As You Like It.

Q 25: ‘Through the ironic commentary of its fools and malcontents, pastoralism in As You Like It is exposed a shallow pretence.’ Elucidate.

Q 26 :As You Like It is a play that challenges the accepted notions of gender and identity.’ Elaborate.

 

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