Describe the character of rosalind
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Rosalind, like Phebe, represents an aspect of Queen Elizabeth, who liked to speak of her "two bodies": her frail womanly body and her body politic, the masculine identity she derived from being the monarch of England. The Queen dressed in masculine attire at Tilbury in order to rally her English soldiers as they awaited an invasion by the Spanish. It is this kind of gender confusion that Elizabethan audiences would have been aware of, and it is perhaps inevitable that they would have seen Rosalind as an allusion to the Queen, at once feminine and powerful.