Justify the title of the play “As You Like It” as a Romantic Comedy.

Justify the title of the play “As You Like It” as a Romantic Comedy.

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  1. The play As You Like It is a comedy in which romance is also a leading theme. In the play  — and in Shakespeare’s plays generally — love is a subject which is treated with great seriousness, and love is seen to be very powerful.

    Rosalind is a young woman who has been raised by her father, Duke Frederick, in his country estate. Her father has recently died and she is about to be married to her cousin Oliver.

    Rosalind falls in love with Orlando, a young man of noble birth who has no money and no property. They fall in love because they have nothing in common and are totally opposed in every way. But they fall in love nonetheless, and the play follows their journey through the forest as they try to come together and find their way out of the forest, the place of all evil.  The whole point of the play is that love is stronger than all other things.

    This play is a Romantic Comedy. In this play, love is not treated as a joke or a joke subject. Love is not something which is taken lightly. It is treated with great seriousness, and is seen to be very powerful.

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