This first scene establishes several conflicts

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This first scene establishes several conflicts. The two major conflicts are between the two pairs of  brothers: Oliver and Orlando, and Duke Frederick and Duke Senior. In each case, a brother is  wronged, and he is wronged for the same reason — that is, he is wronged because he is well-liked  and morally good. It is interesting to note that in the case of Duke Frederick and Duke Senior, it is the  younger  brother who is usurping the rights of the  elder  brother, whereas with Oliver and Orlando it is  just the opposite. In his dialogue with Oliver, Orlando explains the villainy of Duke Frederick: it is the  right of the first-born male child to inherit his father's properties. Therefore, when Duke Frederick  usurped the dukedom from his  elder  brother, he committed an unnatural act, according to the mores  of the Elizabethan era.
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