Act 3 Scene 3

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  • Corin and Touchstone talka about the pastoral life.
  • Rosalind, Celia and Touchstone compare poems with Orlando's poems about Rosalind.
  • Orlando meets Rosalind (as Ganymede) and suggests that Orlando woos her as though she was Rosalind.
  • Orlando is late for their meeting.

Analytical Questions (PEAL):

1. How is Touchstone responding to the pastoral life?

The exchane between Corin and Touchstone develops the theme of the pastoral becuase it evaluates the life in the forest. Touchstone idealises the life at court but doesn't respect the pastoral people. Touchstone uses opposing clauses to create antithesis by saying that 'in respect of itself, it is a good life, but in resepect that it is a shepherd's life, it is not'. Furthermore,  he uses repetition of the phrase 'though art damned' to create humour. This creates humour becuase it makes Touchstone seem judgemental, but also Corin damned for good for something as simple as not having been at court. Becasue it comes from a fool it is more humourus becuase he has not been at court for his status, but rather to serve.

2. How is love presented in this scene?

In this scene Rosalind presents love as a type of madness. She, however claims…


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