I need an explanation of Act 2, Scene 1 of As You Like It.

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In act two, scene one of Shakespeare's As you Like It, Duke Senior tells his companions in the forest that he would rather be there than in court. He has been banished from the kingdom yet finds that the forest is a far better place for him. The Duke tells his companions of the forest that the most they have to bother them is the weather. He also point out to them that the forest provides for him mentally and spiritually. One of his companions in the forest, Lord Amiens agrees with Duke Senior's observations and is part of his party when the Duke goes hunting for deer. However, Duke Senior begins to feel bad for the deer as does Lord Jaques who makes a comment about Duke Senior's usurping and the Duke's brother Duke Frederick.

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