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Character Summary

Orlando: the youngest, brave, noble son of Sir Rowland de Boy who feels that his older brother, Oliver, is unfairly depriving him of his gentleman status and who falls in love with Rosalind

Adam: Oliver's servant who was formerly Sir Rowland de Boy's servant and who recognizes Orlando's goodness and nobility

Oliver: the eldest son of Sir Rowland de Boy who would like nothing better than to see his younger brother, Orlando, maimed and decommissioned but who changes over a new leaf, in addition to falling in love with Aliena/Celia

Charles: a wrestler who is manipulated (by Oliver) to think that Orlando means him harm

Dennis: Oliver's servant

Rosalind: the daughter of the banished Duke who is Celia's dear cousin and who falls in love with Orlando

Celia: the Duke Frederick's daughter who is values her cousin Rosalind as her best friend

Touchstone: Duke Frederick's Fool who attends to Celia

La Beau: a courtier attending on the Duke Frederick

Duke Frederick: the younger brother and usurper of the older Duke who is also Celia's father and Rosalind's uncle

Duke Senior: the old Duke who is Rosalind's father and who has been usurped and banished by Duke Frederick

Jaques: an inveterate cynic and misanthrope who is a lord attending on the banished Duke

Amiens: a lord attending on the banished Duke

Lords: lords attending on the banished Duke

Lords: lords attending on Duke Frederick

Corin: an old shepherd who inhabits the Forest of Arden

Silvius: a young shepherd who inhabits the Forest of Arden and who is love with Phebe

Audrey: a goat-herd who Touchstone proposes to marry

Sir Oliver Martext: a vicar of a county parish who would've had Audrey and Touchstone married but for Jaques

Phebe: a shepherdess who is loved by Silvius but who professes her love for Rosalind thinking she is indeed Ganymede

William: a young, country fellow who Touchstone believes is in love with Audrey, the goat-herd

Pages: two pages who attend the banished Duke and who oblige Touchstone and Audrey and sing them a love song

Hymen: the god of love and marriage who performs the marriage ceremonies at the conclusion of the play

Jaques de Boy: the middle brother to Oliver and Orlando who appears at the conclusion of the play to inform Duke Senior of Duke Frederick's decision to seclude himself in a monastery

William Shakespeare