By William Shakespeare
Doubtful in their status in court docket and fearing for his or her lives, Rosalind and Orlando are pressured into exile within the woodland of Arden, in simple terms to develop into entangled in a beguiling video game of affection, lust, and unsuitable identification. certainly one of Shakespeare’s nice comedies, As you're keen on It subverts the normal ideas of romance, complicated gender roles, nature, and politics.
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He is the acme of the self-destructive sexual predator who violates all social norms and embodies the most extreme manifestation of romantic disillusionment. The hopes aroused by the French Revolution, which had infused early romanticism with energy and optimism, had been confounded and in its final phase romanticism turned in upon itself, not in the spirit of Faust to explore the inner world, but as withdrawal from a society lacking in color, value, and idealism. Late romanticism expressed despair at the failure of the Revolution.
As You Like It by William Shakespeare