In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare suggests that a person can deceive his or her spouse in order to obtain what he or she desires. Since Titania stubbornly withholds the boy from Oberon, he plans to deceive her. Titania goes to sleep without any suspicion:
Quite overcanopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine.
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight;
And there the snake throws her enamelled skin,
Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in;
And with the juice of this I’ll streak her eyes,
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...the deception or manipulation.
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