Sunday, June 13, 2010

As You Like It - Answer to Contextual Question Act I Scene II

As You Like It – A Comedy by William Shakespeare
Act I Scene II Lines 223-230
Solved Contextual Questions (courtesy- Xavier Pinto)
6. (iv) Give the meaning of
(a) My better parts / Are all thrown down;
All my qualities and faculties have been overwhelmed;
(b) my pride fell with my fortunes;
With the loss of my good fortune and prosperity, I also lost my sense
of dignity;
(V) Explain clearly in what way has Orlando overthrown more than his
Not only does Orlando overthrow Charles in the wrestling match but he
also wins Rosalind’s heart at the very first meeting, having charmed
her with his manliness and noble character.

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