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Inhaltsangabe - Referat

THE USE OF THE IMAGERY OF ARCHETYPES IN SHAKESPEARE?S AS YOU LIKE IT


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Literaturwissenschaftliches Proseminar
Dr. Williamson
WS 1997/98
The use of the imagery of archetypes in
Shakespeare?s As you like it
Verena Kischer : a9504537@unet.univie.ac.at
Matrikelnummer: 9504537
The use of the imagery of archetypes in Shakespeare?s As you like it 1
Table of Contents
1. Introduction ........................................................................ 1
2. The archetype in Jaques? speech of
?Seven stages in a man?s life? ............................................ 3
2.1. Orlando - the archetypal character ........................... 4
2.2. Oliver - an archetypal character? ............................. 7
3. Jaques? speech - a charicature ......................................... 8
4. Conclusion ......................................................................... 9
5. Bibliography ...................................................................... 11
6. Index .................................................................................. 13
1.Introduction
Characters have always been and still are the focal point of every play. This is not
surprising, since it is they who make up the whole story. Judging by the way they talk and
The use of the imagery of archetypes in Shakespeare?s As you like it 2
gesticulate, they do not only determine their own personality but they also develop the
plot, the social context, the atmosphere and the theme of the whole play.
Language is the most important factor, when it comes to identifying and
analysing a certain character type. The picture that we, as the reader, get
of a character is, on the one hand, a reflection of what he says, and, on
the other hand, of how he says it. This will become clear if we look at the
opening scene of As you like it. Here, Orlando complains in an inexorable
stream of words about his upbringing - if he has had one at all -, in which
he was treated like the black sheep of the family.
He keeps me rustically at home, or, to speak more
properly, stays me here at home unkept...His horses
are better bred, for, besides that they are fair with
their feeding, they are taught their manage. (1.1. 6-11)
This extract from Orlando?s first speech is ?a shout of protest.? (Doebler,
111) In twenty-three lines Orlando gives vent to his wrath, a wrath he has
choked back for much too long. He tries to portray himself as an
uneducated and foolish person, a person who has been kept like a menial.
Yet, it is made quite clear to the reader that this is not the case at all.
Orlando draws a parallel with his brother?s cattle, thus, becoming aware of
the fact that even the horses and oxen are superior to him, for ?they are
taught their manage.? (1.1. 11) Orlando chooses here the word ?manage?,
a technical term that derives from the French word ?manege?
(Shakespeare, Commentary) referring to the action and paces to which a
horse is trained in the riding-school, particularly for military purposes.
Orlando expresses himself in such a sophisticated manner, which a
person who had not obtained a good education would have never been
able to do. But it is not only the choice of words used that suggest that
Orlando is actually far from being reduced to the state of an animal, but it
is the length of this passage as well. Orlando does not get rid of his anger
by simply throwing together a few sentences - I am so stupid. I have never
had a good education, for which I loathe my brother -, but he does that in a
much more round-about and sophisticated manner. This can be easily
exemplified by looking at the individual sentences of this first speech. No
matter which one we pick out, every single one is at least four lines long.
Besides this nothing that he so plentifully gives me, the
something that nature gave me his countenance seems
The use of the imagery of archetypes in Shakespeare?s As you like it 3
to take from me: he lets me feed with his hinds, bars me
the place of a brother, and, as much as in him lies, mines
my gentility with my education. (1.1. 15-19)
All that Orlando states within these five lines is the fact that his brother
denies him everything he is actually entitled to. But he did not need 49
words to say so.
By looking at the language Orlando uses, the reader can surmise that,
despite his lack of formal education, he is very well aware of formal
manners and is by no means as uneducated as he takes himself for. This
assumption that the reader makes right at the very beginning of the play is
also confirmed by his brother Oliver. In a soliloquy Oliver broaches the
subject that he ?hates nothing more than he [Orlando]. Yet he is gentle,
never schooled and yet learned, full of noble device, of all sorts
enchantingly beloved.? (1.1. 154-59) Since a soliloquy is a monologue that
conveys a character?s thoughts or other information to the audience whilst
no other characters are on stage, we can assume his speech to be
cred...


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