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In As You Like It Act 1 scene 2 and Act 2 scene 3 how far do you think Orlando is a hero?
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In Act 1 scene 2 and Act 2 scene 3 how far do you think Orlando is a hero?
Orlando is the central protagonist in William Shakespeare's play 'As You like It'. His involvement in the major continuous plot displays his characteristics and traits clearly. This essay will explore how far Orlando can be considered a hero, to what extent he is a conventional hero and how Shakespeare's stagecraft conveys Orlando as heroic in Act 1 scene 2 and Act 2 scene 3. Before it is possible to deduce if Orlando's characteristics promote him into being a hero, it is necessary to have prior comprehension of what exactly the term hero means, and the necessary traits possessed for heroism. Personally, I believe a hero to be someone of distinguished courage or ability. Heroes are often admired, and regarded as a model or ideal. Throughout 'As You Like It', Shakespeare portrays Orlando as a possessor of these qualities, however, in Act 1 scene 2 and Act 2 scene 3, these qualities are extensively evident.
The pre-eminent aspect of Orlando that expresses his heroism
is his use of language. Generally heroes are not just conveyed
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