As You Like It

As You Like It - William Shakespeare

'The Forest of Arden is no pastoral heaven; it has its discontents and bitterness as well'.

Discuss your own response to the play in the light of this comment.

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No, Arden really isn't the pastoral paradise that one might think. Arden is cold, windy and full of bad tempered animals. Sheep herding is your only option for work which turns out to be less glamorous than the Christmas skits you saw in elementary school. Still, according to Duke Senior, living in cold forest beats living in a deceitful backstabbing court.