Learning Objectives: to develop your ability to tackle a difficult text; to develop your “reading” and decoding skills; to develop your powers of empathy and imagination; to learn about characterisations.
What are Rosalind and Celia laughing about?
What does the Duke Frederick order Rosalind to do? Why does the Duke Frederick dislike Rosalind?
Why does the Duke feel Celia, his daughter, think she should want Rosalind out of the way?
What does Rosalind decide to do in order to disguise herself? What does Celia decide to do? Who is Ganymede? Who is Aliena?
Questions to help you understand the themes
CREATIVE RESPONSE: Your parents have told you that you shouldn’t be friends with your best friend because they are a bad influence and give you a bad reputation. What do you do? Write your thoughts/a story/poem/play.