Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream Analysis

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In William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, he strides to portray the tides of love! But even for Shakespeare, It’s quite hard to grasp the understanding of love, for there is always arising complications, that get in the way of lustful love; Throughout the play, Shakespeare, undermines the notion that true love ever existed. The play is directed in Athens Greece, is made to be though provoking to the audience and bring them to question what they know is love; it starts out with unhappiness for Hermia, because she is getting no choice in who she loves. Hermia’s father Egeus, is her creator and must abide by his wishes to whom she’ll marry or love. If Hermia doesn’t marry Demetrious, her father’s approved choice, Theseus the Duke…show more content…
It is present everywhere, in every form imaginable, in every condition an even when one least sense’s it. Although love is said to bring happiness to a person’s life of a completion feeling, in the play, love is chaotic, unpredictable, and leads to…show more content…
Lets look at the relationship between Helena and Demetrius; Helena explains, “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.” (Act 1. Scene 1. Line 240) In the outer shell And follow a deeper perception. The concept of the “perfect person” Is constantly drilled into people’s minds. Today kids are taught a lot about life and love through the media and entertainment industries. Helena descries love as the “admiring of his qualities” and as possessing the ability to “transpose to form and dignity.” (Act 1. Scene 1. Lines 238-240) Because of the strong influence of the shallow culture in which Helena lives, she too finds it difficult to keep society’s pressure out of her own version of love. “Through Athens I am thought as fair as she.” (Act 1. Scene 1. Line 232) Comparing herself to Hermia, and wishes Demetrius would think she is as fair. So If Helena believes so strongly in love coming as a result of admiration of one’s personality, one must question why she loves this man who focuses merely on the appearance of women and pays nor attention for whom they are as a individual. It seems like women’s views of perspective are neglected. But Demetrius first says to her “ I love thee not, therefore pursue me not.” Then Helena proclaims, “Give up your power to draw, and I shall have no power to follow you.” And he says “Do I entrance you?”(Act 1. Scene 1. Lines 188-202) He goes on to
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