Act I, Scenes 2 and 3

New Characters
Rosalind: daughter of the exiled Duke Senior

Celia: daughter of Duke Frederick and Rosalind's loyal friend

Touchstone: Duke Frederick's court jester

Le Beau: a foppish courtier

Duke Frederick: usurper of his brother's dukedom; Celia's father and Rosalind's uncle

The next day, Rosalind, daughter of the banished Duke Senior, and Celia, Duke Frederick's daughter, are encountered at Duke Frederick's palace. Celia urges her cousin to "be merry," but Rosalind is still upset by her father's banishment. Celia attempts to cheer her up by pledging her friendship and affection. Rosalind agrees to be joyful for her...

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