How in Act II, Duke Senior knows, he is father of Orlando?


Can you tell how in Act II, Duke knows Orlando is son of Sir Rowland de Boys? Also, tell what reasons Orlando gives for having conflict with Duke Senior along with his courtiers and sword drawn?


Duke senior is well aware of the fact that Sir Rowland de Boys is the father of Orlando because he heard Orlando whispering faithfully about this reality. Besides that, Duke also notices Orlando and Sir Rowland faces bear strong resemblance to each other.

Orlando gives remarks that he is famished and informs Duke by saying that, “I thought that all things had been savage here,/ And therefore put I on the countenance/ Of stern commandment.