As You Like It section A essay plan

Section A question from June 2013 essay plan with key quotes

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  • "Although some characters wish to recreate the Golden Age, As You Like It shows that country life is no pastoral idyll
    • No, it isn't a pastoral idyll
      • "churlish chiding of the winter's wind"
      • "green and gilded snake"
      • "desert city"
      • "ay, now am I in Arden, the more fool I"
      • "when I was at home I was in a better place"
      • "lioness had torn some flesh away"
      • "Here shall he see/ No enemy/ But winter and rough weather"
    • Yes, it is a pastoral idyll
      • "truly shepherd...it is a good life"
      • "this life more sweet"
      • "tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones and good in everything"
      • "many young gentlemen flock to him every day"
      • "They live like the old robin hood of England"
      • "fleet the time carelessly as they did in the golden world"
      • "here live and die a shepherd"
      • "many merry men with him"
    • INTRODUCTION
      • define key words 'golden age' and 'pastoral idyll'
      • set up debate. 'some would argue that AYLI is an antipastoral text due to the fact that the dangers of the forest is emphasized etc.... HOWEVER....'
      • Link to pastoral
  • set up debate. 'some would argue that AYLI is an antipastoral text due to the fact that the dangers of the forest is emphasized etc.... HOWEVER....'

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