Arcadia Arcadia YKTTW Discussion
- Come live with me and be my Love,And we will all the pleasures proveThat hills and valleys, dale and field,And all the craggy mountains yield.Marlowe "The Passionate Shepherd to his Love"
- William Shakespeare used it more than once: in Cymbeline and Winter's Tale, the royal foundlings are raised by shepherds, and in As You Like It, Rosalind, fleeing her uncle's corrupt court.
- Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia
- The Christopher Marlowe poem "The Passionate Shepherd to his Love". Walter Raleigh's response "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" is a Deconstruction.
- In Don Quixote, at the end of the book, Quixote considers leaving being a knight to become an arcadian shepherd instead.
- In Aesop's The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, the City Mouse scorns the country life as simple, but when the Country Mouse visits, he discovers that the city is dangerous, and he is better off content in the country.
- Strephon from Iolanthe is an Arcadian shepherd. He's also half fairy.
- "In the end, all men think that their youth was Arcadia" -- Arcadia of My Youth, the Captain Harlock movie. Used to justify the name of Harlock's Cool Ship.
- The Arcadia of Changeling: the Dreaming is the home of all fae, a place of limitless imagination that exists at the far end of the Dreaming (Earth's collective imagination). The changelings of the game have been cut off from Arcadia for centuries, and many await the coming of Spring, when the bridge between Arcadia and Earth is repaired (if it ever ends up coming...).
- The Arcadia of Changeling: the Lost... not so much.
- In The Longest Journey, Arcadia is Another Dimension where magic is possible. While it looks like a pastoral utopia to people coming there from our world, it has its own share of problems, too.