This research has been
conducted to examine Shakespeare’s comedy As
You Like It from the perspective of gender study. The voice against the
strict codes, conducts and stereotypical role that are imposed on women in a patriarchal society can be seen in the play. For the
analysis of the text the ideas of feminism have been used as the methodological
tool to interpret it. In the play, Rosalind disguised as Ganymede, Phoebe falls
hopelessly in love with Ganymede. Orlando fails to show up for his tutorial
with Ganymede. Rosalind, reacting to her infatuation with Orlando, is
distraught until Oliver appears. Oliver describes how Orlando stumbled upon him
in the forest and saved him from being devoured by a hungry lioness. Oliver and
Celia, still disguised as the shepherdess Aliena, fall instantly in love and
agree to marry. The conclusion of this thesis is masculinity and feminity; are
not the opposites but it is correlated. As a qualitative research, this
researcher has taken the play as a primary text and it is analyzed by using
gender theory and feminist perspective as a tool
to interpret it.
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How to cite this paper
Masculinity of Rosalind in As You Like It: A Reversal of Gender Role
How to cite this paper: Ramesh Prasad Adhikary. (2020) Masculinity of Rosalind in As You Like It: A Reversal of Gender Role. International Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science, 4(1), 48-56.