Theme Of Puck In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Analysis of Puck
Considered by most as one of William Shakespeare's greatest plays, A Midsummer Nights Dream reads like a fantastical, creative tale; however, its romantic lines contain a message of love, reality, and chance that are not usually present in works of such kind. All characters in the play are playful, careless and thoughtless, and Puck, one of the central characters in the play, is significant to the plot and meaning of A Midsummer Nights Dream, consequently becoming a representative of the above-mentioned themes.
The plot of this Shakespeare's plays is comical and, at times, ironic. As summarized by Puck in the last stanza of the play. Puck suggests to both the watchers and, consequently, to the readers, that if they did not enjoy the tale, they should pretend it was a dream, an impression so convincing that at times the audience is left confused. The lines from the last stanza communicate the ending of the play to be ironic and humorous, much in the same way as the rest of the story was told. The general plot, with certain characters implementing stresses on jokes more than others, also contributed to the humor in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Shakespeare had a way of placing puns in this play, such as when Puck states,"[a]nd, as I am and honest Puck/ Else the Puck a liar call". (G. J. Thomas R. Arp) In Shakespeare's time the Puck was a mischievous nature sprite or fairy (Teller). As a result, the audience was deceived into believing that the story was a dream. Many stanzas were merged into the plot that contained deep thoughts behind them that made the scenario of the scenes complex and deceptive. Puck's important role contributed to these situations is obvious in the unfolding of his character to seem unreal and ...

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... the type of enjoyment Shakespeare had his characters go through so that he could express a point, as a consequence he had to make other characters such as Puck help contribute to these activities. Therefore, the deep meaning of the play is much more intricate than the eye can see, and because of Pucks actions these meanings came out.
Overall, the play A Midsummer Night's Dream contains many important features that are represented by Puck. The analysis of every character depends on the actions and characteristics of other characters and Puck helps contribute to the atmosphere of the play. Another key factor of this play were its many feelings toward a comical relief and Puck's involvements in making mishaps occur. The mood, suggestion, and pattern are all carefully weaved together in the play, with Puck being a symbol or a facilitator for nearly every one of them.
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