Study Guide

As You Like It Act 2, Scene 6

By William Shakespeare

Act 2, Scene 6

Read the full text of As You Like It Act 2 Scene 6 with a side-by-side translation HERE.


  • Adam, the old servant of the de Boys family, is in the forest with the young Orlando.
  • Adam is hungry and weak. He bids farewell to his master, as he must prepare his grave.
  • Orlando tells Adam to suck it up and promises that if anything lives in this "desert," then Orlando will bring it for Adam to eat.
  • He asks that Adam hold off on dying until later since Orlando is going to all the trouble to rustle up some food for the old man.