As You Like It: Act 4, Scene 2 - Summary

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Act IV. Scene II.


Introduction to the Scene

      This scene simply fills up the interval of Orlando’s absence. A Roman conqueror - An allusion to the triumph granted by the Romans to a victorious general. Jaques would have the successful hunter honored by being presented to the duke within the antlers of the deer upon his head as an emblem of victory. Thus in a triumph awarded to a Roman general, the spoils of victory were borne in a long procession to the Capitol.

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