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Unformatted text preview: Rosalind falls in love with Orlando at first sight. Impulsively, she declares her feelings by giving him her necklace and confessing: Sir, you have wrestled well, and overthrown More than your enemies. (I.ii.266-67) And later, she is rashly impatient for Celia to identify the forester who has been decking the trees with verses in praise of Rosalind; when she is told that it is Orlando, she questions her cousin breathlessly (III.ii.189-244) and becomes concerned about her appearance — forgetting momentarily that she is in disguise as a man and shouldn't worry about such things. This sudden weakness is humorous; yet it is very human and girlish, and it receives understanding sympathy from the audience. Although Rosalind laughs at love in her later bantering with Orlando ("Love is merely a madness"), she assures him (II I.ii.420) that her cynicism is not to be taken literally. Later, for example, she is she assures him (II I....
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
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