As you like it involves the concepts of: rejection from government creating a sense of not belonging that is extrinsically determined. To fit in or belong in the Forest or Court, one must change themselves. Being yourself if being excluded. As you like it screams political banishment. Characters have been removed unwillingly or threatened to leave their home, (for example Duke Senior or Rosalind). However with this sense of not belonging, other characters have voluntarily ‘rejected’ themselves from the ‘court’ to belong with the Duke or Rosalind, such as Celia or Adam. One instance is exemplified when Frederick says to Rosalind: Within these ten days if that thou be’st [be] found
So near our public court as twenty miles,
Thou diest for it. (1. 3. 27-29)
This quote shows Rosalind being banished from the court, which illustrates the power that the Court and Frederick have over individuals. And here it shows the public humiliation and repetitiveness that Duke Senior will not miss as he is banished from the court And this our life exempt from public haunt
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones and good in every thing.
I would not change it. (2. 1. 17-20)