Some readers may sense bitterness behind the comedy, but will probably also recognize the truth behind Shakespeare's satire. Often, love leads us down blind alleys and makes us do things we regret later. The lovers within the scene, especially the men, are made to seem rather shallow. They change the objects of their affections, all the time swearing eternal love to one or the other. In this scene Shakespeare presents the idea that both false love and true love can prevail..
The use of deception by the characters illustrate just how much of a burden love could be due to the fact that it’s the source of their pain and suffering throughout the play. The element of love within the play also reveals some homosexual-like ideas through character interaction and reaction to certain events which occur. The motif of love as a burden is depicted through how the character’s react to love, as if it’s more of a curse than a blessing; a feeling which attacks its victims suddenly and disruptively-yet at the same time they are willing to do anything for their love. Throughout the play various characters do the ridiculous in an attempt to woo their love, or in order to catch their loves attention. Shakespeare utilizes disguise and deception as the primary sources for examining the patterns of love and courtship as well as gender and sexualtiy.
Also, just as a poet can create poems out of nothing, a lover can see things that do not exist, such the reciprocation of a flirty gesture, simply because that is he or she want to see. Deceiving and irrational, love can be a challenging emotion to endure. It can be difficult to find happiness in love, and on the journey to find that happiness, love can influence one’s thought process. Shakespeare uses specific wording in his play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to poke fun while exploring the individual’s quest for love. The desire to find love and a happy ending with a lover is so strong in the foundation of mankind, that people will not accept a life without it.
Being in love can make a person become more caring, happy or sympathetic; however, it can have a downside. Love can cause problems in and out of the relationship. Similar love problems occurred in the play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The power of love often consumes reasoning and common sense, resulting in serious consequences. This theme is exemplified through Romeo’s actions, the entire play, and current music/art.
The love potion is a symbol of the erratic and bizarre/inexplicable behavior that can come from sudden love. The love of Titania and Bottom under the potion, is an example of how Shakespeare places hilarity in the notion that reason and love do not coincide. Despite never haven seen each other prior to this first exchange, Titania tells Bottom, who is literally an ass that, “On the first view to say, to swear, I love thee” (Act 2, Scene 2, 68). The potion has made her lose sight of her senses and fall in love with someone that in any other situation she would have never considered. Later in the story, Shakespeare a comparison made between lunatics, lovers and poets, in that they all believe that true happiness can come from someone or something, and that alone makes them mad.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an enchanting comedy that presents many dominant views widespread in the society of Shakespeare’s time. Ideas of love and romance are central to the play, and notions of gender and male-dominance prevalent at the time surface throughout the text. Modern audiences may find such notions confronting, whereas Jacobeans might find other elements of the play such as the rampant disorder, uncomfortable. Love is one of the central ideologies present in this text. Shakespeare endues love with numerous traits and flaws, elaborating on the nature of love with statements made by the young lovers.
Sometimes when people are in love they tend to do things that they could not imagine. Their mind is so caught up on the person that they forget everything and focus on them. The love takes over their mind and they do the unthinkable. In Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare shows love by introducing us to Romeo and Juliet who are star-crossed lovers. In the play, Shakespeare has messages, but one message that stands out is: Love is a crazy thing that can control ones mind and makes a person do things without thinking twice.
True love exists only in the character’s words and feelings such as selfishness and obsession are mistaken for true love. By analyzing each character’s relationships one can argue that the characters are persuaded to falsely fall in love and that love is simply an illusion. The questioning and persistence of true love begins with the opening scene. It is a dialog between a minor, ... ... middle of paper ... ...m man. Throughout A Midsummer’s Night Dream Shakespeare argues that the notion that is perceived as love is often not love at all and it’s rather selfishness or an obsession.
Love is set out to be full of happiness, yet it works to weaken us, and drives us to depend on and to be sensitive of others. Love is built on a foundation of trust which can be broken at any time, a thin barrier between formality and chaos. Foolishness is defined as lack of good sense or judgment, putting yourself through all that seems foolish, doesn’t it? True love doesn’t exist in the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. 3 major relationships that are perceived to be true love, that are just plain foolish are Oberon and Titania, Theseus and Hippolyta, Demetrius and Helena.
Romeo and Juliet choose their own actions through their judgments, which were caused by their belief of everlasting love. Due to their unsound and absurd attitudes, both characters are dazed by love in a puerile manner. The relationship they created was actually built on lust and desperation. Firstly, Romeo is the first character whom shows immature love in the story as a whole. Once Capulet’s party is over, Romeo’s attitude leads him to jump over the wall to Juliet’s house and exclaim to her,” And what love can do, that dares love attempt./Therefore thy kinsmen are no stop to me”(2.2.68-9).