Touchstone in the play As You Like It.

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      Shakespeare's Dramas are all found replete with some memorable clowns and fools, who provide pure fun laughter and amusement to the audience. In both tragedies and comedies these fools and clowns provide a new dimension to the performance. In As You Like It Touchstone is the professional court fool at the royal court of Duke Frederick and performing his role to who entertain others. By nature Touchstone is extremely witty, wise and straight forward in his comment on various incidents and situations. Touchstone by nature is a much searched after man and among the court personalities. Even Rosalind and Cilia take him and seek his company for comfort and support when both the sisters have decided to move into the forest. It is Touchstone who who gives a good account of the life of the royal peoples who dances, flirts at the court and has been the cauge of fun and entertainment for his fellow peoples.

By nature Touchstone is extremely witty, wise and straight forward in his comment on various incidents and situations.
Touchstone (As You Like It)

      In the Forest of Arden the royal intellectual nature of Touchstone as a witty person comes out. He indulges in sweet debate with Audrey, with Rosalind, with Silvius and many others. In those debates Touchstone reveals his extremely humorous and witty nature and it appears that he can never be we defeated in verbal debate. Touchstone, despite of all his mistakes clownish behaviour remains a very interesting figure throughout the entire play. He is the man who has easily given up the comfortable life at court to suffer the hardship of the country life of the forest of Arden with Cilia and Rosalind.

      Touchstone is a master of using his language brilliantly. He represents the earthly comic and sensual type of love. And forest of Arden, Touchstone has given out of his best portion of his witty language. As love is treated in this play from various perspectives and Touchstone as a character performs a vital role to emphasize those various corners of love. He becomes the connecting link between court love royal favour and the love found in pure ideal atmosphere and setting in the forest of Arden. In this way in the whole play the royal found the court fool Touchstone becomes an important personality and a character who is unavoidable with his inborn gift of wit, intelligence and a brilliant sense of humour.

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