As You Like It

Compare and contrast between court and country in As You Like It.

What are some major and minor differences and aspects of comparison to be made between court and country (Golden Age vs. Antique Age)?


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Like his other plays that deal with the pastoral and courtly life As You Like It deals with the harshness of courtly life as opposed to the magical enlightenment of the country. What plays out in the pastoral is a sense self-realization and wisdom among all the characters both "good" and "bad".