AYLI- Time

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  • Created on: 03-06-15 14:20
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  • Time in AYLI
    • Time associated with decay
      • Touchstone- 'hour to hour we rot and rot'
        • Touchtone & Jaques are melancholy and foolish characters- therefore they may not be intended to be taken seriously
        • Pun of 'hour' and 'whore'- suggests rotting is associated with sexual corruption in the court
      • Jaques, 7 ages of man- 'sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, san everything
        • Touchtone & Jaques are melancholy and foolish characters- therefore they may not be intended to be taken seriously
    • Nature exists outside of time
      • 'no clock in the forest'
      • Links to pastoral convention of timelessness in nature
      • 'Many young gentlemen...fleet the time carelessly as they did in the Golden World'
        • Creates an association between paradise- 'Golden World'- and absence of time
      • Pace in Act 1 (when set in the court)- fast, whereas it slows down when in the Forest
      • The forest presented as an escape, not only from the court but also time
        • 'Now we go in content; to liberty, and not to banishment'
        • However, time must resume- as shown by he characters return to court at the end
    • The forest presented as an escape, not only from the court but also time
      • 'Now we go in content; to liberty, and not to banishment'
      • However, time must resume- as shown by he characters return to court at the end

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