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monikagarg | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 10, 2009 at 11:39 PM via web

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what is the significance of forest of arden in the play as you like it? explain in detail.

what is the significance of forest of arden in the play as you like it? explain in detail.

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sanjiwan | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Honors

Posted April 11, 2009 at 3:17 AM (Answer #2)

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The straightforward answer will be that it is the setting of the play. Mr Thomas Lodge used it in his novel Rosalyndein which Shakespeare based his ``As You Like It``on .Besides, the present day location of the forest arden is in France which should not be confused with the Arden forest of England.

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zico | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 17, 2009 at 12:03 AM (Answer #3)

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the significant of this forest is to show the reality of every character i mean that the forest of arden help ganymede to be the catalyst of this play
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jenniffer | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 17, 2010 at 11:36 PM (Answer #4)

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the forest of arden helps show thhe reality of every charecter in the play.the first scene in the forest(act2scene1)lays the foundation of the pastoral world.

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frootie15 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 10, 2011 at 10:13 PM (Answer #5)

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moreover the forest of arden also turned duke frederick and oliver to be a good man. in the later part of the play we also see that touchstone becomes serious and more devoted for his love for audrey. So i feel the forest of arden changed the character of touchstone, oliver and duke frederick. 

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hbakir | (Level 1) Honors

Posted January 4, 2013 at 5:34 PM (Answer #6)

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The Forest of Arden is used by Shakespeare for many reasons. It is used to show the difference between city life and country life. It is also used to present scenes of love, merry and simplicity which are lacked in city. All the characters in the Forest return to their normality after living in chaos in the city.  

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