Throughout history literature has changed into many different forms and styles, it has also stayed the same in many different ways, literary techniques and elements are key to a good piece of writing, a perfect example that shows us just this is in, A Midsummer Nights Dream, where we will further explore the different literary elements that were used most notably the plot. The plot of a story lays out the foundation and the background for the entire play to come, we'll compare and contrast this element and look at the different sub elements which are produced. We will define similarities and difference in these elements form both the play o the film. Taking a look at things such as climax, play incidents, and the conflict will all give us a better understanding of how it affects the similarities and difference of the film versus the play. The two locations of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream are essential to the development of the plot; although their presentation relies wholly on the characters we meet there, their adventures and their descriptions of these places. The main Plot of A Midsummer Nights Dream is a complex jumble that involves two sets of couples (Hermia and Lysander, and Helena and Demetrius) whose romantic cross-purposes are complicated By their entrance into the play's fairyland woods where the King and Queen of the Fairies (Oberon and Titania) reside and the folk character of Puck or Robin Good fellow ( http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9000181/A-Midsummer-Nights-Dream>.. The incidents that take in the play and the film are really the key factor in the story, the play writer orders them in such a way that threes a hint of foreshadowing, yet he doesn't divulge enough in the incidents to let you know ... ... middle of paper ... ...om that point on the play began to slow down and unravel the conflicts. This was a play I which everything happened very quickly. The problem was presented right at the beginning, the conflict was established along with subsidiary conflicts resulting from our central conflict itself, and the was then resolved rather quickly. The theme of conflict was apparent throughout the play as well, and is the cause of the problems that befall the characters. Overall there was never really a difference or a change in the main idea or conflict or setting of the play to the film, besides a few content difference and alterations with he context and words of the play to the film, I believe that the film was a very good portrayal of the play, the plot and other literary elements used in drama. All were established and addressed the final resolve at the end in A Midsummer Night Dream.
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Throughout A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, there are multiple analyses that one can follow in order to reach a conclusion about the overall meaning of the play. These conclusions are reached through analyzing the play’s setting, characterization, and tone. However, when one watches the production A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Michael Hoffman, a completely different approach is taken on these aspects, leading to a vastly different analysis of the work. Though there are many similarities between the original written play A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare and the on-screen production of the aforementioned play which was directed by Michael Hoffman, there are differences in setting and
The language used within “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” alternates to fit in with the temperament of the scene or what characters are within the scene. For example, William Shakespeare uses prose throughout the play for the ‘mechanicals’ for the audience to distinguish them as lower class. This language is used because there is no special rhythm in the ‘mechanicals’ dialogue.
Similar to other works by Shakespeare, such as The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream embellishes the pressures that arise between genders dealing with complicated family and romantic situations. The plot includes a duke who is going to marry a woman he conquered in battle, the king and queen of the fairies embroiled in a fight so fierce that it unbalances the natural world, and a daughter fighting with her father for her right to marry the man she chooses. The girl’s father selects Demetrius to marry his daughter, but she is in love with another man, Lysander, who loves her in return, and her friend Helena is in love Demetrius, but he wants nothing to do with her. Considering the fact that males were dominant during that era, whereas, men chased women, and women remained submissive, Shakespeare dallies with those traditional roles and there are several possible reasons why. Perhaps he made women a stronger force in his plays because he wanted to give his audience a break fr...
While reading and watching the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” we were comparing and contrasting some things we found different in both the play and the movie. First we read the play then we watched part of the movie. While watching the movie i saw that there were quite some differences.
Overall A Midsummer Night's dream shows us the interesting topic of “the wild”. The wilderness has a lot of key parts in the play which show us how it correlates with the clean and lawful court yard. Even though the woods was a great escape for the couples, they could not make it last, and by going back to the truth everything was satisfactory
Shakespeare likes to use the same basic story line or parallel story line in his writing. This was shown in both of these plays. He seems to just write one and then use it to write the next play, but each play is still so different and intriguing. After all, they play with one's emotions. Clearly there are remarkable similarities between Romeo and Juliet and Midsummer Night’s Dream.These are:(1) Act one of both plays, every character is certain of their love for another person, (2) in the second act, someone is trying to make someone forget their love for a certain person, (3) but in the third act of both plays, problems explode everywhere.
Magic affects both the plot and the environment of William Shakespeare’s play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as it influences the thoughts and actions of the characters through most of the play. Through its power, magic confuses the characters and creates conflicts between them, but it also solves the conflicts. The character’s use and misuse of magic lead to some of the ridiculous moment of the play. This paper explains the role of magic in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
In conclusion, A Midsummer Night’s Dream a play where love is found to be foolish. The play shows that what is considered true love is often not love at all. It shows that love in the play is more than likely selfishness and obsession. It is displayed by the amount of challenges true love faces with the characters' relationships that some emotion may exist but counting it as love is just foolish. Remaining constantly in love is the true challenge that these characters face and fail in small or big ways in the end. Although the play may look like a happy ending, Oberon has to live with the guilt of playing a trick on Titania, Even when it seems to be a happy ending, where all seems well in order, it was all just an illusion.
Fairies, mortals, magic, love, and hate all intertwine to make A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare a very enchanting tale, that takes the reader on a truly dream-like adventure. The action takes place in Athens, Greece in ancient times, but has the atmosphere of a land of fantasy and illusion which could be anywhere. The mischievousness and the emotions exhibited by characters in the play, along with their attempts to double-cross destiny, not only make the tale entertaining, but also help solidify one of the play’s major themes; that true love and it’s cleverly disguised counterparts can drive beings to do seemingly irrational things.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular and frequently performed comical plays (Berardinelli). The play transformed into a cinematic production by Michael Hoffman has not changed in its basic plot and dialogue, but the setting and some character traits have. The play setting has been gracefully moved from 16th century Greece to 19th century Tuscany (Berardinelli). The addition of bicycles to the play affects the characters in that they no longer have to chase each other around the woods, but can take chase in a more efficient fashion. As far as characters are concerned, Demetrius is no longer the smug and somewhat rude character we find in act 1, scene 1 (Shakespeare pg. 6, line 91), but rather a seemingly indifferent gentleman placed in an unfortunate circumstance set to delay his wedding to Hermia. Perhaps the most noticeable change in the character set from stage to film occurs in the characters of Puck and Nick Bottom.
Through Theseus’s speech to Hermia, Shakespeare introduces and establishes a central theme that is readily apparent throughout A Midsummer Night’s Dream and he also uses this theme to establish the central mood of the play. Theseus reveals the central theme of the play in the opening act, particularly in the lines being examined, and we see this theme throughout A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It occurs in three different situations and is carried on throughout the rest of the play. Shakespeare also uses this theme to create the mood of the play. In this way the passage spoken by Theseus becomes a pivotal point of the play. It serves as the introduction of the central theme of the play and also as the main device Shakespeare used to set of the mood. Shakespeare uses this passage as a starting point for the direction that the rest of the play will take.
A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's most-performed plays: a delightful comedy, but full of enough potential tragedy to avoid becoming saccharine. Much of that tragic possibility comes from Shakespeare's sources, as he directly acknowledges in Act V. The entertainments Philostrate proposes, all stories taken from Ovid's Metamorphoses, show the unhappy endings all too likely to spring from tales like that of the four lovers of Shakespeare's play, or the strife-torn fairy rulers.
Even though different plays have different morals, settings, plots, and characters, the subliminal messages are clear; plays can have certain likenesses between them. If the plays had not been written by the same author, they could have traits shared among them. William Shakespeare never ceases to amaze thousands with his brilliance. Obviously, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream have qualities and characteristics that tie them together in a bond of unmistakable comparisons and contrasts.