The concept of love is quite convincingly questioned. Here, love is not faithful, kind, or true; it can be lost and manufactured, and is alarmingly harsh. The play ends happily, with the young people in their respective couples, but the bitter undercurrents are too strong to ignore. Works Cited Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream.
In the relationship of Hero and Claudio, deception nearly succeeds in breaking them apart forever, while in the case of Benedick and Beatrice, it brings them closer together. The first use of trickery in Hero and Claudio's relationship is when Claudio's friend, Don Pedro, pretends to be Claudio to woo Hero for Claudio. After that, Don John uses deception as a tool to ruin the happiness of Hero and Claudio. Before the wedding, he tells Claudio: "I came hither to tell you, and, circumstances shortened—for she [Hero] has been too long a-talking of—the lady is disloyal." (3.2.96–98.)
Actually, “Pyramus and Thisby” seems more like “Romeo and Juliet” than anything else, but the presentation of love’s trial is the common thread. The boundaries that love introduces into a relationship are challenged. Due to the nature of love, irrational as it may be, there is a need for harmony and contentment. The couples in the sub-play and the main play both thr... ... middle of paper ... ...in which activities take place. Since so many things are going on at the same time, the activities of one plot are merely dreams to the others.
With the Lovers we see Hermia and Lysander in love but unable to marry, Demetrius infatuated with Hermia and Helena besotted with Demetrius... ... middle of paper ... ... his plays stimulating and applicable to their life styles. Shakespeare demonstrates the quote "the course of true love never did run smooth" very well in the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream". However, rather ironically in this particular play, all ends well. It is to this day almost seen as an error to leave a play with problems so Puck is right to say "Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue we will make amends ere longâ€¦Give me your hands, if we be friends, and Robin shall restore amends". There is comfort in the knowledge that all damage has been restored.
The themes and events are very contemporary and this is what keeps the play popular today. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" opens with two romantic conflicts. The first part of the scene features the two characters Theseus and Hippolyta. Th... ... middle of paper ... ...ies and involves them in the play. I hope to have shown how Lysander's claim that 'true love never did run smooth' is supported by other events and I think it is clear that love can make people do many irrational things when it doesn't run smoothly.
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.
Mercutio of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Although the story of Romeo and Juliet does not focus on Mercutio, to many, he is one of the most interesting characters in literature. His name puns on the word mercurial which meansunpredictably changeable. His unsteady behavior makes him wise beyond his intentions. Arecurring trend in Shakespeare’s plays is the existence of a witty fool and many foolish wits. People such as Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Capulet are people who are made out to be wise, but,in the end, they make all the wrong decisions.
It guides you through lots of things and decisions without thinking twice, which creates a problem. People say that love is exciting and untroubled, but if you look at real life and true love, there are troubles and down sides. Through out Shakespeare’s play of Romeo and Juliet shows that love will control the lovers and make them do crazy things such as make bad and good choices. Love is will give you problems and also make people delighted as well. But is love always joyful?
The love between the two is extremely illusory. With a closer look you can soon determine that the happy ending is not so happy after all. In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream true love as well as fake love are boldly defined. Lysander and Hermia as well as Oberon and Titania’s love towards one another is legitimate and honest. However the fictitious love in the play dwells down to one sole character.
As a crazed chase begins, we can be certain that the course of all of their loves are not ‘smooth.’ And even as we see this tragic love on a mundane level, we see the same tragic love occurring on a supernatural level. The Godlike king and queen of fairies are experiencing issues of their own. As Puck explains “For Oberon is passing fell and wrath Because that she (Titania), as her attendant hath A lovely boy stolen from an Indian king” (2.1.6-9). Love and jealousy have twisted their minds to such an extent that they jump to an argument and refuse to speak to each other (knowing full well that the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ending was a happy one, we can be sure that the course of both the supernaturals and mortals love-lives were definitely not smooth. By making use of both the Mortal and Supernatural world, Shakespeare conveys that “the course of true love never did run smooth.” The trouble with love begins early on, both on the mortal and supernatural sides, as the mortals experience both unrequited and forbidden love and the supernaturals experience jealousy.