...We all differ in many ways. Out of them all, one major area is on account of our likes and dislikes. The difference exists owing to our family background, company of friends and climatic conditions. Our likes and dislikes, however, give us an insight into our inner self. They are the sum and substance of our character, temperament and disposition. Like all others, I too have a few likes and dislikes.
My first priority in my liking is cleanliness, which I consider next only to God. The very sight of dust, dirt and cobwebs makes me feel sick. It is not only the cleanliness of physical surroundings but also the cleanliness of heart that I adore. I love those whose heart is clean, though their tongue might be bitter. I worship beauty in any form.
To me beautiful things are those which we never get tired of by seeing. We go on liking them in all ages. Keats has correctly said, ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever/I like small things of life as well as big things. When I look at an elephant, it fills me with ecstasy. Similarly, when I observe an ant and its work, I am filled with praise and admiration for it.
The next thing I like is the beauty of Nature. William Wordsworth has written many poems on nature, depicting her sublime beauty. I too, like Wordsworth, believe in the soul of nature. If and when I want peace of the mind, I go to nature and talk to her.
This gives me great...
The Things I Like and Dislike
School is a place I have to go to five days a week, except on Saturdays and Sundays and the holidays of course. I spend a lot of time in school. Thus I cannot help liking some aspects and disliking other aspects of it. Why not mention a few things everyone can easily agree on liking and ways to improve on the things we are disliking.
I like recess most of all, though now, it’s mostly referred to as ‘break-time’ or ‘in-between classes’. This is especially after a few hours of torture trying to figure out some tough ‘sums’ and listening to the history teacher bore on about some half-forgotten war. The relief of consuming food and drinks at the cafe-shop is really satisfying. What more, my friends are always there to provide great company and companionship. We yack on and on about nothing in particular. It is great to be among those you know well.
The bell that signals the end of recess is not what I like. Judging from the audible moans from those around me the bell is not very popular with the others as well. So we trudge reluctantly back to class to undergo another few hours of lessons. Classes are not totally torturous. Much depend on the teachers. Some teachers have a knack of making their lessons interesting, so it is pleasant to learn something. These teachers really do take the trouble to teach us and we appreciate them very much, most of time.
The theme of As you like it:As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and first published in the First Folio, 1623. The play's first performance is uncertain, though a performance at Wilton House in 1603 has been suggested as a possibility. As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia and Touchstone the court jester, to find safety and eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. Historically, critical response has varied, with some critics finding the work of lesser quality than other Shakespearean works and some finding the play a work of great merit.The play features one of Shakespeare's most famous and oft-quoted speeches, "All the world's a stage", and is the origin of the phrase "too much of a good thing". The play remains a favourite among audiences and has been adapted for radio, film, and musical theatreThe play is set in a duchy in France, but most of the action takes place in a location called the Forest of Arden, which may be intended for the Ardennes in France, but sometimes is identified with Arden, Warwickshire, near Shakespeare's home town.Frederick has usurped the Duchy and exiled his older brother, Duke Senior. The Duke's daughter, Rosalind, has been permitted to remain at court because she is the closest friend and cousin of Frederick's only child, Celia. Orlando, a...
...Significance and Relevace of ''As You Like It" ''
Shakespeare's As You Like It is a good play for anyone to read or see. Some readers would enjoy one aspect of it, some would enjoy another. But all would, in general, enjoy the play. Albert Gilman says that Shakespeare intended to imply that all that people need to live together in harmony is "good sense, love, humor, and a generous disposition." (Gilman lxvii) This play is deeper than the surface, and that is part of its appeal to every kind of person.
As its title declares, this is a play to please all tastes. ".For the simple, it provides the stock ingredients of romance....For the more sophisticated at d, it p propounds...a question which is left to us to answer: Is it / better to live in the court or the country?....For the learned and literary this is one of Shakespeare's most allusive plays, uniting old traditions and playing with them lightly... (Gardner 161)
The title of the play came from a note to his "gentlemen readers" in Thomas Lodge's book, Rosalynde, in which he said, "I f you like it, so." (Lodge 108) People interpret different lines and actions of the characters as they wish, and we know Shakespeare would not object; it says so right in the title of the play! Actors and Directors have taken this literally, and have made various changes to the script, such as having Phebe gnaw on a turnip or an apple between her lines and having...
...As a romantic comedy—
Shakespeare is the master artist in creating romantic comedy. With the ushered notes of “Much Ado about nothing,” “Twelfth Night”, his “As you like it” add the beauty to romantic smell. In his comedies he does not apply the direct criticism of life. It is the human spirit, the internal world of the human microcosom created by God in an act of divine love springs the tunes of romantic easel. To quote Baxter—
“Shakespearean comedy deals with man as he
lives, not under the law of man alone, but
also, under the low of nature and the low
And that’s the panacea of romantic comedy. Love, romance, comic elements go side by side moving the crystallization of the new society with the festive mood of the lovers. Our “As you like it” is an amalgam of two strains – romance and comedy.”
Shakespeare deals the structure with the love story starting with the notes of frustration ending in happy conclusion. There is a secondary action of strife and conflict (Orlando-oliver, and the two Dukes) which impinges upon and obstructs the love story but which is likewise happily resolved before the end of the play. What gives Shakespeare’s romantic comedies their uniqueness is the nature of the special conflict and conic resolution of attitudes of love. Rejection of love, sentimental idealizing, realistic concern with physical aspect are the chords of romantic love affair, celia and Rosalind (disguish as Ganymede). Orlando...
...affinity which is inherent in many families, are explored in the two texts As You Like It, a pastoral comedy play by William Shakespeare, and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story The Ambitious Guest.
Love is a profound connection between two individuals that presents the possibility of shielding them from the superficiality of society. As You Like It by Shakespeare explores this through the sisterly love between Celia and Rosalind, highlighted in the allusion to Roman mythology in ‘we still have slept together … learned, played, eat together... like Juno’s Swans,’ emphasising their intimate affiliation and inseparability. The complete disregard for the superficiality of money and wealth is accentuated in the dramatic irony of ‘I love Aliena… my father’s house and all the revenue… I estate upon you,’ which illuminates how love can transform even the antagonistic character of Oliver. The hyperbolic juxtaposition of two characters in ‘… from tyrant duke unto a tyrant brother. But heavenly Rosalind!’ demonstrates that love can prevail over the hostile family ties Orlando has with his brother earlier in the play. Love and loyalty of Adam to Orlando, embodied in the hyperbole of ‘to the last gasp with truth and loyalty… almost fourscore here lived I, but now live here no more,’ epitomises Adam’s devotion which allows a sincere relationship guarding both characters from the tyranny of Oliver. In As You Like It, the...
...As you like it
Shakesperare’s titles are the high watermark of his talented genius. Consciously and unconsciously he gives the titles and gets the notes of crownage. While his tragedies get the names from the heroes, his comedies are the product of his fanciful mind and heart. His “Much Ado About nothing”, “Twelfth Night” or “What you will”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Love’s Labour’s Lost”, “As you like it” are brightest jewels of his title framework. And now we see how “As you like it” is apt or not in the network of title gallery with the motion of thematic parodign.
Every writer seeks themes and titles from the varied fields. Here the title was probably suggested by a phrase in Lodge’s preface to his novel. The significance, of the title is apparent from the epilogue :
Every writer seeks themes and titles from the varied fields. Here the title was probably suggested by a pharase in Lodge’s preface to his novel. The significance, of the title is apparent from the epilogue :
“I charge you, o women, for the love you bear to
Men, to like as much of this play as please
you; and I charge you, O men for the love you
Bear to women as ………..between you and the
Women the play may please.”
So, these words may remind us the magic choice of the title....
...elements of their interactions with other people and places. To obtain a true sense of belonging, these elements must work to support and accept the individual in their discovery of a fulfilled and contented existence. These essential concepts of belonging are displayed within William Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It, Mark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and A.B. Patterson’s poem Clancy of the Overflow. Through the composers’ use of dramatic, language, poetic and literary techniques, we are able to explore the various aspects and ideas which lead to a deep sense of belonging.
One of the fundamental concepts of belonging is that to another person through the bond of love or friendship. It is a relationship that emerges from the seed of acceptance, understanding and respect, and leads to the most fulfilling opportunity for belonging. In Shakespeare’s As You Like It, love is the key aspect of belonging, mainly through the characters of Rosalind and Orlando. Through Shakespeare’s use of dialogue and imagery, we are able to witness the level of harmony and acceptance between the lovers. Rosalind’s dialogue to Celia “my affection has an unknown bottom, like the Bay of Portugal” shows her extensive infatuation with Orlando and how she believes she truly belongs with him. Orlando also shows infatuating signs of passion towards Rosalind. We see in Act 3, Scene 2 where he hangs his love poems to Rosalind on trees and...