Character Analysis: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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What types of dreams really impress you in your life? Would that be funny dreams, weird dreams, scary dreams, risque dreams, dramatic dreams, life-changing dreams, and even lucid dream stories. As a matter of fact, people’s dreams can be a kind of illusion because dreams skew their daily life into confusion—people cannot recognize reality and unreality easily. Similarly, love not only can be imagined, but also can make people get confused just like a dream. The comedic, fantastic and romantic play A Midsummer Night’s Dream written by William Shakespeare, includes five acts and nine scenes. Basically, the story talks about several main characters—Hermia, Helena, Lysander and Demetrius—who encounter a lot of…show more content…
In A Midsummer Night’s Dream’s Act 2(scene 2), Puck is assigned to put the flower juice on Demetrius’s eyelids by the king of fairies, Oberon, but he accidentally puts the magic juice on Lysander’s eyelids. As a result, when Lysander wakes up, he falls in love with the person—Helena—who he first sees. Lysander said that “Transparent Helena, nature shows art/ That through thy bosom makes me see thy heart.” In this case, this is a significant turning point in the play because the mistake which Puck commits makes the play become dramatic. Lysander no long loves Hermia. In contrast, Lysander loves Helena who does not know the way to deal with the situation. Helena gets confused just like dreaming. Furthermore, the story has more possibilities to the audiences because of this turning point. Therefore, Puck is one of the important characters in the play. In the same way, Helena is another character who appears at this moment, which makes her become a vital role in this play. Puck and Helena indicate that love has limitless possibility just like…show more content…
In Midsummer Night’s Dream’s Act 3(scene 2), Shakespeare illustrates what people do in the forest, and how they get confused with each other. Shakespeare expects to use this circumstance to refer as the dream because dream makes people feel confused and is the mixture of reality and unreality. Similarly, Act 5 serves as the conclusion which is related to Act 3(scene 2). Therefore, Act 5 becomes necessary because of Act 3(scene 2). Furthermore, Act 3(scene 2) is function as a dream in the forest. In contrast, Act 5 is the representation of reality because everybody wakes up from the dream. Most importantly, people play the drama about “Pyramus” and “Thisbe” in order to refer the dream people have in the forest. Because people act clumsy for the drama, the fairy Puck claims that “If we shadows have offended,/ Think but this, and all is mended:/ That you have but slumber’d here/ While these visions did appear;/ And this weak and idle theme,/ No more yielding but a dream.” Shakespeare uses Puck to give his concept of dream that everything happens silly would be forgiven because it is just a dream. Similarly, the dream refers to love that makes people out of control, but when people realize the mistake, they are capable to deal with the problems and reach to their
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