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Foreshadowing in As You Like It

Foreshadowing Examples in As You Like It:

Act I - Act I, Scene 2

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"Marry, I pr'ythee, do, to make sport withal: but love no man in good earnest..."   (Act I - Act I, Scene 2)

This exchange between Celia and Rosalind on the topic of love sets the stage for many of the themes and events that will unfold over the course of the play. Celia characterizes love as a game, which foreshadows the playfulness and trickery with which the courtship in the play will occur.

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