Describe the character of Rosalind in As You Like It.

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When the play opens, Rosalind is living with her cousin, Celia and uncle, Duke Frederick, who has banished her father, Duke Senior.  She meets Orlando at a wrestling match and is smitten with him.

Duke Frederick decides to kick Rosliand out too, so she joins forces with Celia and...

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When the play opens, Rosalind is living with her cousin, Celia and uncle, Duke Frederick, who has banished her father, Duke Senior.  She meets Orlando at a wrestling match and is smitten with him.

Duke Frederick decides to kick Rosliand out too, so she joins forces with Celia and her uncle's fool, Touchstone, to head off to the Forest of Arden.  She will dress as a boy, Ganymede, and her cousin will remain a lady.

Rosalind, the instigator of this fairly dangerous escapade, is obviously resourceful.  She is also willing to take a big risk by dressing as a male.  So, she is brave and daring as well.

When she finds out the Orlando is also in the forest, but that he has been writing mediocre love notes and posting them all about, she decides to tutor him on the Art of Love.  Here, she displays her unconventional side.  She, as a proper young lady, would have been taught to let the man take the lead.  But as Ganymede, she boldly educates Oralndo on how to woo a lady.

She displays much strength of character in the play, standing up for what she believes is right.  In the end, she is reunited with her father and the play ends, in true comic style with her wedding to Orlando.

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