Bests’ of As You Like It As you like it is Shakespeare’s one of the best play. It is the love story between Sir Rowland de Boys’ son Orlando and banished duke’s daughter Rosalind but in the play we also come in contact with many other important characters as they are necessary for this play to make it more deep-thinking and romantic. All the characters are very gorgeously bestowed by Shakespeare in this play. Shakespeare utilizes a range of different perceptions and presentations of love in As You like It. Everything from the bawdy love of the lower class characters to the courtly love of the nobles.
All the characters in this play are outstanding but among it I like the character of Orlando, Jaques and Rosalind the most. Jaques is a faithful lord who accompanies Duke Senior into exile in the Forest of Arden. Jaques has the most disparate role in the play. He delights in being sad. I think he enjoys being forlorn and mopey because he purposefully seeks out experience that are depressing. He is the most contemplative character in Shakespeare’s play. He thinks, and does nothing. His whole work is to amuse his mind, and he is totally regardless of his body and his fortunes.
His role is more over like an observer than actor and he has all the skills to debate upon any point. He likes to look at life and draw from it poetical contemplations at the generally unsatisfactory nature of the world. Shakespeare has characterized him as melancholy and it actually suits him as he always comprehends glooms from the surrounding. He is one of the most talented character. He has used many instances from the history during a scene at different times. I love his character as a philosopher and they are relevant to the society we live. He’s indirect entry in the play in scene 2. 1 was fabulous.
He’s philosophy regarding a deer was of no match. It’s true that a person in misery is always left out from the society. His philosophizes on seven stages of human life for an, instance, his reveries strike as a prosaic. Jaques is a constant reminder that in real world time is not suspended and grief, sorrow and death a counterpoint to all human joys. Jaques feel no embarrassment while saying anything to anyone. He is very open-hearted and just says off without caring of others emotion. The romantic hero of the play, Orlando is passionate, attractive, and tenacious in pursuit of his goals. He is unschooled yet noble and loved by many people.
He’s very kind hearted as it can be seen from his relationship with Adam. He in spite of getting nothing, never complained to others. He was kept untrained but then also he was able to beat Charles because of his determination. Though there was no sympathy between him and his brother, he helped Oliver when he was in danger. His kindness can be seen over here. To be safe from his brother he left the palace with Adam. He never viewed him as a servant but like a friend. So at that time he served him very well same as Adam had served him since his father was alive. He falls in love at first sight with Rosalind.
After he left to the Forest of Arden he didn’t forgot Rosalind though he may not meet her. He had become blind in love and littered the forest with his sappy poems. Orlando has heroic and lavish spirit, though he doesn’t possess Rosalind’s jocularity and insight. We should also note that he can appreciate Rosalind’s humour, he has a splendidly facile mind, and he can more hold his own in his meets with Jaques. Even Jaques admires Orlando’s mind in scene 3. 2. At the beginning of the play he laments that his brother had kept him unskilled but at the end of the play he showed himself as a real gentleman though never gone to school ever.
Rosalind is the main leading actress of the play with full of her emotions and fullness of her character that no one else in the play can match her. She has all the virtues and individualities like her father. The boundless charm of watching Rosalind has much to do with her success as a conversant and charming critic of herself and others. She is the most talented character playing two roles in a single play. She is complex and deeply human character. In Act 1 we are shown that she is having jokes and fun with Celia though in deep she is in sorrow. She laughs and jokes for Celia’s sake as she is her friend more over than a sister.
She has a great courage and she boldly tell usurping Duke that her father was no traitor. Rosalind has the ability to rise above her own deeply felt emotions. Her love for Orlando makes her as giddy as an infatuated adolescent. When it comes to love, she is full of romance. She could easily surrender to the temptation to run around reciting poetry and swearing to die for love. Instead, she administers a love cure to Orlando that makes both of them stand back and take a good look at how ridiculous many conventional attitudes toward love really are. Thus, she avoids confusing the 'idea of love' with love itself.
She is sharp judge characters. She doesn’t get impressed by the Jaques continental pretenses but in contrast she appreciates the insight as well as sporadic witty foolishness of Touchstone. In all, Shakespeare has created bests characters which fantastically suites the given role. Each and every character is very well represented but for me the above characters are more superbly than others. Jaques has maintained sadness, Orlando has maintained romance and Rosalind has maintained smartness and romance throughout the play. There can be no match with this romantic comedy.