Sibling Rivalry in as You Like It

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Sibling Rivalry:
Sibling rivalry is a type of competition or animosity among children, blood-related or not.
The sibling bond is often complicated and is influenced by factors such as parental treatment, birth order, personality, and people and experiences outside the family. According to a child psychologist sibling rivalry is particularly intense when children are very close in age and of the same gender, or where one child is intellectually gifted.
In history and literature, there have been great sibling rivalries. Sibling rivalry is a common theme in the works of Shakespeare. A number of Shakespeare's plays display incidences of sibling rivalry including the way King Lear provokes rivalry among his three daughters. In The Taming of the
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We find out about the rivalry between Oliver and Orlando in Act 1 Scene 1. Orlando was complaining to Adam how Oliver had been treating him. Orlando complains that he has not been given education. Oliver sends Jacques to school but keeps Orlando at home to remain a rustic. Instead of educating him like a gentleman, Oliver behaves like a tyrant. He thus had flouted his father’s written will. Not only that, Oliver is even jealous of Orlando’s good qualities, his kind nature, his noble devices, and him being loved by the world and especially his own people that Oliver himself was misprized.
Oliver becomes so obsessed with his revenge that he incites Charles to kill Orlando telling him that he was a foolish, self-willed person who was conspiring against his own brother (Oliver) to kill him. Oliver suggests Charles to kill him rather than to break his bone and leave him alive as he would try to kill Charles, in a fair or a non-fair method, and take his revenge. We also come to know that Oliver does not hate Orlando for he had asked for money etc. The real reason was that he was jealous of Orlando’s good qualities and fair reputation.
In Act 2 Scene 3, we come to know from Adam that Oliver had failed to do any harm to Orlando in the wrestling match and was therefore now planning to burn the room in which Orlando would be sleeping. From this we come to know how deep is the feeling of revenge in Oliver that he was ready

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