Monday, March 25, 2013

As You Like It

The character Rosalind from Shakespeare's As You Like It is an example of a female disguising herself as a male. According to Focoult and Showalter, the place women hold in the world has been questioned for centuries. There was a male-dominated society during the time Shakespeare wrote, and women had little power and few rights. Therefore, Rosalind dressing and behaving as a man was a social experiment, changing her interactions with other males and females and her overall significance to the world.

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