After realizing that she will not agree, Egeus goes to Theseus. Theseus informs the young lady that if she does not listen to her father she will “either [have] to die the death or to abjure” (Act 1, Scene 1, and Line 65). In this line, Theseus is lay... ... middle of paper ... ... partner for Hermia and not Demetrius. Lysander loves Hermia so much that he makes the plan of escaping from Athens and marrying her. This is unconditional love because he is unintentionally helping her, regardless of what she gives in return.
The King and Queen are at war with each other over a young boy, who the Queen believes is hers. In Act 1, Scene 1, Shakespeare is telling us that other people can sometimes af... ... middle of paper ... ...f the fairy story-line, that an un-attached world controls our love life and there isn’t anything we can do about it, for love shall always take the most difficult path. The last and maybe most important technique he uses is the way that all of the lovers in this play seem to have a great many things in common. This technique is used throughout the play and seems to be Shakespeare’s way of telling us that the course of true love is always the same, a mirror image of all the love stories since pre-history. The techniques that Shakespeare uses are often un-noticeable, but all of them contribute to the general idea that love is awkward, fickle and un-reliable, although Shakespeare does seem to be a believer that it will all work out in the end, as he shows us with the triple wedding ceremony as the finale of the play.
In Act 1 Scene 5, at the masquerade ball, Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time, and fall in love before either is aware that they are supposed enemies. Juliet says “If he be married. / My grave is like to be my wedding bed.” after she asks the nurse to find out who Romeo is. The reader knows before Juliet does that Romeo is a Montague and that she literally will die because they are unable to be together. In Act 2 Scene 3 Romeo turns to Friar Lawrence for advice and the Friar agrees to marry them stating, “For this alliance may so happy prove / to turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” The Friar is saying that he will agree to marry them with the hopes of ending the Capulet/Montague feud.
This however quickly changes after a fight that leads to death. Once Romeo is banished from Verona for the penalty of murder, love grows tremendously between the couple and drives the need to be together. The marriage between Romeo and Juliet is hidden from their parents, so Montague decides to arrange a marriage between her and Paris. With all the conflict arising between Juliet’s family, Friar Lawrence creates a plan that unfortunately does not succeed. His plan for Juliet is to tell her father she will marry Paris then go to bed with no one, not even the nurse.
Now Beatrice is a very pretty woman but the old Benedict didn't care, he's a man and no woman can hold him down. The new Benedict, on the other hand is head over heels in love and would do anything for sweet Beatrice. This is very ironic on how a person can change completely when falling in love. A great example is when Beatrice tells Benedick to kill Claudio, his best friend, and he ponders it and then says I will draw him to a duel. That is when the audience knows for sure that Benedick is in love and it is also the changing point in the play for Benedick.
People may have changed their life dramatically just because of a dream or what a fortune teller may have told them. In act 1 scene 5 we find out who Juliet is and that she is a Capulet. When Juliet first sees Romeo they seem to fall in love for as they go to speak to each other they don’t seem to care about the danger of anyone seeing them. Juliet seems to have been charmed by Romeo’s use of language and cleverness of twisting her words so; this may have been why they fell in love so quickly. It is a very romantic scene because the sonnet they say together intensifies the scene “O then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do:” This also shows that Juliet is easily seduced by the poetic language.
The comedic styles of both farce and irony appear frequently throughout the play, fortifying the play comedically and morally. The obliviousness of a character that is displayed with dramatic irony represents how love is truly blind. The randomness of farce represents how love truly has no reason, and is very confusing, like the play itself. Farce and dramatic irony both serve as vehicles to exemplify the absurd, out of control, and illogical realities of love. Dramatic irony in A Midsummer Night’s Dream embodies the elaborate plotline that symbolizes the complexity of love, while d... ... middle of paper ... ...ularly touches on how complicated love is and how love is blind.
To get revenge on his wife Titania, Oberon misuses Bottom a labourer. The love tangles are all resolved at the end of the play when love rules all end married and happy. Shakespeare wishes his audience to enjoy the falling in and out of love of the characters. His message is that true love never runs smoothly. The theme of love is involved with all of the characters from the quarrel of Oberon and Titania, to the play Pyramus and Thisbe performed by the labourers for the wedding celebrations of Theseus and Hippolyta.
Existentialist philosopher Friedrich Nietzche says, “There is always some madness in love. But there is also some reason in madness.” What Nietzche is saying is that when you are in love with someone or something, there is always a little bit of madness or crazy to it, but there is also some reason, some explanation, to madness. This essay will prove Nietzche’s statement by looking at Ophelia and Hamlet’s relationship, Hamlet’s plot to fool everyone, and Hamlet’s true sanity. The relationship between Ophelia and Hamlet in the play Hamlet is unknown and is views as constantly changing to the audience. It is known early in the play that there is some sort of relationship.
In the opening of the play, Hermia and Lysander face the objection of Egeus. Since he is the father of Hermia, Egeus believes he has the sole right to choose whom his daughter will marry, and this man is Demetrius: “Stand forth Demetrius, my noble lord; this man hath my consent to marry her” (I, i, 25). In the eyes of Egeus, the love Lysander offers Hermia is merely a play on her innocent mind and heart because he has stolen her heart away from Demetrius. Without the approval of her father, the love is ultimately unworthy and unacceptable. Hermia’s disobedience to her father leads him to seek advice from Theseus, so he can gain his “claim to power over her in Athenian law” (Slights 3).