Compare and contrast Rosalind's behaviour to Orlando in the court and in the forest. What freedom did she gain from disguising herself?

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Rosalind wears women's clothing at court, and dresses like a man when she is in the forest of Arden. She must behave like a proper lady at court, but in Arden she may talk to Orlando as an equal, and gain his trust as a peer. Being disguised as a man allows Rosalind to gain Orlando's trust, and she becomes his confidant, and draws him out about his love for Rosalind. She may move among society much more freely as a man, and can speak her mind boldly and act assertively in ways that were not considered proper for women in the time of Shakespeare.

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