Premium Content Shakespeare's Anti-Utopianism: The Forest of Arden in As You Like It
By Courtney Lynn Suchiu - January 01, 2005
In the pastoral setting of the Forest of Arden in William Shakespeare's As You Like It, the characters are physically removed from society, and thus from the political, economic, and sexual rules that govern social life. If Arden is a paradise, however, it is an illusory one. Shakespere initially represents Arden as a sanctuary where the characters…
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