The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0167 Wednesday, 24 January 2001
Date: Wednesday, 24 Jan 2001 10:28:46 -0500
Subject: 12.0114 Re: Orlando
Comment: Re: SHK 12.0114 Re: Orlando
Regarding Rosalind's immediate (or not so immediate, as some would
argue) attachment to Orlando and the question of maternal vs. physical
attraction, I would call list members' attention to the interchange
between Celia and Rosalind in 1.3, just after the wrestling match.
Cel.: But is all this for your father?
Ros.: No, some of it is for my child's father...
I would vote for some level of immediate and intensely physical
attraction, though tempered later on by Rosalind's intellectual
attributes. As Chris pointed out, lust is just one ingredient in the
"finished cake," but it does seem a pretty dominant ingredient from my
point of view, at least in 1.2 and 1.3.