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Personal characteristics determine belonging
- Tomorrow meet me all together... As you love Rosalind, meet. As you love Phoebe, meet... I have left you commands.
- Content you if what pleases you contents you.
Personal attributes v.2
- To see no pastime, I. What you would have I'll stay to know at your abandoned cave.
- So to our pleasures; I am other than for dancing measures.
Personal attributes conclusion
- Caesura = deliberate disconnection to people = not belonging
- Contrasts to Rosalind = belonging is more fulfilling
- Forest lacking/metaphor: "toad, ugly and venomous"
- Focus on commonality: "Give us some music; and good cousin, sing."
- Precious jewel = forest
Related text intro
- Fundamental importance of belonging = Cricketers 1948
- Illustrates isolation and mateship against a rigid Australian outback setting.
- Two slender figures painted in dynamic notion = similar love for the game
- Lack of wicket
- Third figure = relaxed = content, at ease with environment
Related text painting tech
- Subdued yellow
- Barren landscape
- Deep red
- Quick brush strokes
- = harsh environment
- "You have trained me like a peasant...obscuring and hiding from me all gentlemen-like-qualities"
- Caesura = emphasises frustration, wanting to belong
- "What passion hangs these weight upon my tongue?" personified = emphasise urge to belong - but
- "Cannot speak to her, yet she urged conference"
External factors Related
- Three figures are facing inwards towards eachother
- Openness and a sense of inclusion
- Third figure not in game, but still part of it - stance - similar colour scheme
Belonging in many ways
- Rosalind = sensible/realistic: "men have died from time to time...but not for love
- Celia/Oliver = "whoever loved that loved not at first sight?"
- Touchstone/Aud= "as the ox has his bow, so wedlock does come nibbling"
- --> contrast combined with comedic ending = belonging in variety of forms
Belonging is natural/acceptance leads to belonging
- Setting shapes idea
- Beginning = court = hub of corruption/political tension
- Orlando's house = butchery, Rosalind "banish'd"
- Duke Snr = "painted pomp"
- High density of formal verse emphasis on lack of belonging
Belonging is natural pt.2
- Forest = contrasted
- More frequent use of prose conveys transition from disharmony to belonging/unity
- Acceptance and familiarity in the end
- Characters develop relationships and right values w/o conforming to rigid social constraint
- Natural setting = develops belonging = belonging is innate
- Harmonious ending = "these eight...take hands"
- Harmonious ending contrasted to beginning of text to furthermore emphasise importance of familial
- Oliver "bars the place of a brother"
- "the old duke is banished by his younger brother"
- Contrsucts this dichatomy to highlight idea that familial ties are efficacious