Theme Of Symbolism In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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The Craftsmen’s Play’s Hidden Truths A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare follows the tale of four lovers and their trials to be together. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare uses symbolism and imagery throughout the play. One of the most comical way he uses both imagery and symbolism is through the Craftsmen’s play .(SparkNotes Editors).The Craftsmen 's play uses both symbolism and imagery through the wall, the lion, and the moon . In the craftsmen’s play the actors use a wall, played by snout, to separate Pyramus and Thisbe . Just as Hermia and Lysander were forbidden to love each other in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, so was the case with Pyramus and Thisbe in the Craftsmen’s play. The…show more content…
The moon represents love , hope and enhances human behavior in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare and the Craftsmen’s play . “Sweet Moon, I thank thee for thy sunny beams.I thank thee, Moon, for shining now so bright.For by thy gracious, golden, glittering gleams,I trust to take of truest Thisbe sight.” (Mid.5.1.287-290) , Shows how the moon gives hope to Pyramus while he is in distress . This also relates to Hermia and Lysander when they speak of leaving at moonlight for hope of freedom to love . “Helen, to you our minds we will unfold.Tomorrow night when Phoebe doth behold Her silver visage in the watery glass, Decking with liquid pearl the bladed grass (A time that lovers ' flights doth still conceal),Through Athens ' gates have we devised to steal ”(Mid.1.1.213 -218). “Moon , take thy flight !” ( Mid.5.1.321) , is stated by Pyramus when he is dying in the Craftsmens play , this shows a form of freedom given by the moon . The moon symbolizes love in the very beginning of Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare when Theseus is speaking of his and Hippolyta’s wedding nuptial . “And then the moon, like to a silver bow new bent in heaven, shall behold the Night of our solemnities”(Act I, Scene 1, 9-11). All the mischief that happens in both the Craftsmen’s play and in Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare , happens by…show more content…
The wall separates the lovers in Craftsmen’s play while disapproval separates Lysander and Hermia. The lion portrays the instigator of trouble and in comparison Robin Goodfellow does the same for Lysander and Hermia . The moon represents all thing the play stands for: hope, love, and enhancement. The Craftsmen’s play from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare takes all the main points of the play : romantic confusion , separation , love , hope and wraps it up in a comical short play
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