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04-06-2006, 11:46 AM
"Then but forbear your food a little while
Whiles, like doe, I go to find my fawn
And give it food. There is an old poor man,
Who after me hath many a weary step
Limped in pure love." (II.vii.127-133)

-->Who's compared to the doe && who is the fawn?

-->Why has the old man accompanied the speaker, and why has the speaker made this journey?

-->To whom are these lines adressed? Why are they in this place?


03-07-2008, 09:35 AM
Orlando is the doe, the old man Adam is the faun. Orlando left his brother's lands because he found out that his brother intended to have him killed, and Adam went with him out of love for Orlando and Orlando's dead father. The lines are addressed to the banished Duke and the lords gathered around him in the forest. Orlando is threatening them at swordpoint in order to scare them into giving him food for Adam.

And I just realized how old your post is. I guess if this was for a class, you don't really need it anymore, huh?