Theme Of The Forest In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Robert Fulghum said, “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” In a place where two different worlds exist, what are the contrasts between them? Everything in this world has a counteract to it as it is shown in A Midsummer Night 's Dream by William Shakespeare. One of the important elements of A Midsummer Night 's Dream by William Shakespeare is the antidote between the Forest and the City, here it will show the perspective of the forest and the city and how the forest counteracts the city by explaining the contrast…show more content…
Oberon states, "Then crush this herb into Lysander 's eye, Whose liquor hath this virtuous property, To take from thence all error with his might, And make his eyeballs roll with wonted sight. When they next wake, all this derision Shall seem a dream and fruitless vision. And back to Athens shall the lovers wend, With league whose date till death shall never end."(3.2) This explains how everything that happened in the forest will seem as dreams to the characters to make them think everything was their imagination. In Act 5, Scene 1, Hippolyta states, "But all the story of the night told over, And all their minds transfigured so together, More witnesseth than fancy 's images And grows to something of great constancy, But howsoever strange and admirable," this shows how Hippolyta thinks that because all of them are saying the same "dream" that this really did happen and was a reality. Dreams in the forest is a contrast to to the reality in the city because everything is based on the imagination of the people. One of the important elements of A Midsummer Night 's Dream by William Shakespeare is the antidote between the Forest and the City. The perspective of the forest and the city and how the forest counteracts the city was explained in the previous paragraphs. Explaining the contrast between female resistance, rebellion, and dreams, with male dominance, authority, and reality proved the forest was an antidote to the
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