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Title :As You Like It におけるRosalindのmelancholy
Title alternative :Rosalind’s Melancholy in As You Like It
Authors :村上, 世津子
Publisher :新潟工科大学
Issue Date :Dec-2012
Journal Title :新潟工科大学研究紀要
Volume :17
Start Page :95
End Page :105
ISSN :1342-792X
Abstract :Since Rosaslind tries to be merry despite adversity, she appears to be poles apart from the melancholic Jaques. She sharply rejects him when he says to her, “Those that are in extremity of either [melancholy or laughter] are abominable fellows”(4.1.5-6). But if they have nothing in common, why is Jaques interested in Rosalind? When we closely examine the character of Rosalind, we find that, contrary to her appearance, she is also melancholic. The following lines are most indicative: “Men have died from time to time and worms have eaten them, but not for love”(4.1.97-99). Moreover, it is important to note that Rosalind’s melancholy is not temporary but lasts until the end of the play. Oliver becomes unreliable when he gets back his estate despite having proclaimed that he is willing to surrender everything for his love for Celia. Likewise, contrary to his words, Duke Senior welcomes the news Jaques de Boys brings and is willing to return to the court. Orlando is no exception. Contrary to his words, he extors food from Duke Senior by drawing his sword. The realization that men’s words cannot be trusted silences Rosalind at the end of the play. Thus, Rosalind’s melancholy lasts until the end of the play.
Keywords :Rosalind
melancholy
Jaques
Type Local :Departmental Bulletin Paper
Language :jpn
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/10623/38609
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