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The Theme of Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

- The Theme of Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare   When love is in attendance it brings care, faith, affection and intimacy. This is proved true in the spectacular play A Midsummer Night's Dream written by William Shakespeare. This play displays the facts about lust, hatred, jealousy and their roles in something powerfully desirable. It is entitled love. Love is present everywhere, in every form, in every condition and even when one least expects it.         True love is like a precious black pearl, it is so rare that many believe it to be a myth, but Hermia and Lysander found true love according to the following excerpt said by Lysander from A Midsummer Night...   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare]

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Lima, Ohio and The American Dream

- The majority of my life thus far has taken place within the corporation limits of Lima, Ohio. Like any other community, Lima has its strong points and faults. Lima has a fascinating history which is a source of local pride. It is home to an oil refinery which was for decades the largest in the world as well The Lima Army Tank Plant, which is the only manufacturer of the M1 Abrams tank. Throughout the Cold War, Lima was ranked fifth in the nation for most likely to be attacked by the Soviet Union, because of those two features....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream ]

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You'll Never Be Rich: The American Dream Is Dead

- As a young girl I was infatuated with the Mary Tyler Moore Show. To me Mary was the epitome of a successful single woman. She showed up in the big city, and her hard work and dedication earned her a great job, respect, and ultimate happiness. The show’s theme song gave me hope that one day, with enough hard work and dedication, I could achieve my dream and eventually achieve my American Dream. Now I’m not so sure. As a college student facing graduation in a year, I’ve lost my faith in the accessibility of the American Dream....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Conflict with Authority in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

- Conflict with Authority in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Throughout A Midsummer Night’s Dream the theme of conflict with authority is apparent and is the cause of the problems that befall the characters. It also is used to set the mood of the play. The passage below spoken by Theseus in the opening of the play clearly states this theme. Be advised fair maid. To you your father should be as god- One that composed your beauties, yea, and one To whom you are but as a form in wax By him imprinted, and within his power To leave the figure or disfigure it - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1.1.46-51) The first example of conflict with authority in the play is the premiere example and sets up the con...   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Superficial Love in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Superficial Love in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream In the first soliloquy of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Helena talks primarily of a love that contains depth, a love that looks at who a person is, personality-wise, as opposed to nothing more than their appearance. Helena explains, "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind" (1.1.240). In the shallow culture in which Helena lives, and even in today's society, it is difficult for people to look beyond the outer shell and follow a deeper perception....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream Essays]

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Theseus vs. Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream

-      During the course of Shakespeare?s A Midsummer Night?s Dream, the rise of two leaders emerge. Theseus, the leader of Athens and of ?reality?, and Oberon, the leader of the fairies and of ?dreams?. Shakespeare makes it evident that these leaders are two of a completely different nature. As the play progresses it?s clear that Oberon is the better leader of the two.      When dealt with the pressures of being a leader of people, the most essential aspect of this duty is communication. In the play, usually done by speeches, each leader targets a different are of human physiology....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Essay on Shakespeare's Sources for A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Shakespeare's Sources for A Midsummer Night's Dream     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....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Illusion of Love in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Illusion of Love in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream The play A Midsummer Night's Dream is centered around themes that are seemingly apparent and clear: those of true love, false love, love's blindness and the inconstancy of love. However, this pattern of the themes of love dissipate to reveal that these themes are only apparent to the reader who wants them to exist. We want Lysander and Hermia to be in love; we want Demetrius to love Helena as she loves him, but the question arises as to whether these lovers are actually in love....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Fantasy vs. Reality in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Fantasy vs. Reality in A Midsummer Night's Dream        Shakespeare weaves a common thread throughout most of his comedies, namely the theme of fantasy vs. reality. His use of two distinct settings: one signifying the harsh, colorless world of responsibility and obligation and one suggesting a world of illusion where almost anything is possible, a place where all conflicts are magically resolved.   Midsummer Night's Dream is a vivid example of Shakespeare's use of this plot device. The setting of the forest and the events that occur there represent a complete departure from the physical existence into a world where love at first sight is the norm....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream in Progress

- Dr. Martin Luther King's speech, "I Have a Dream," was given to a crowd of 200,000 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963. This speech turned out to be one of the greatest speeches ever given, due to Dr. King's background and beliefs that become evident through this speech. His background in the ministry is reflected in his great ability to speak to a public audience. Only someone with his talent in speaking could have put the words together so powerfully. His beliefs are personified in every line, which gives an in-depth look into the crisis of the time....   [tags: I Have a Dream Speech]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Essay: The Perspective of Theseus

- A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Perspective of Theseus In his play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare clearly establishes the feelings of Theseus with respect to love and reason. Theseus distrusts the nature of love and its effect on people as he states in the following passage: I never may believe these antic fables or these fairy toys. Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Essay: The Character of Bottom

- The Character of Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream The character of Bottom in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is frequently foolish, but he is not a fool. His exuberance and energy are allied to practicality and resourcefulness, with an alarming lack of self-consciousness. He, at any rate, is not at all tongue-tied before the duke, as Theseus has known others to be. We do laugh at Bottom in many situations, but should note that these are situations in which any man might seem ridiculous: amateur theatricals are almost a byword for unintended comedy, whether in planning (1.2) rehearsal (3.1) or performance (5.1); any artisan afflicted with an ass's head and appetites, and beloved...   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Free Essays on A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Comedy

- Comedy in A Midsummer Night's Dream "why do they run away. This is a knavery of them to make me afeard."(3.1.99) This is a quote from the Shakespearean play "A Midsummer Night's Dream." In this quote, the speaker, Bottom, is wondering why everyone is afraid of him. He doesn't realize that as a practical joke, a trickster Puck, has put an ass head on his shoulders. This makes all of his companions afraid of him so that they run away. This is an example of the comedy involved in this play. This essay will show you that A Midsummer Night's Dream is a play that is mainly composed of comedy....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Essay: The Young Lovers

- The Young Lovers of A Midsummer Night’s Dream     For the proper view of the plight of the young lovers of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, we should look to other characters in the play. We are invited to sympathize with their situation, but to see as rather ridiculous the posturing to which it leads. This is evident in their language which is often highly formal in use of rhetorical devices, and in Lysander's and Hermia's generalizing of "the course of true love" (the "reasons" they give why love does not "run smooth" clearly do not refer to their own particular problems: they are not "different in blood", nor mismatched "in respect of years")....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Essay: Aspects of Love

- Love in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream      Love is a very inaccurate word,  as it can be used in many different ways.  It can be used to describe an object which one particularly likes,  or to describe ones feelings towards a person.  However it does not rest at just these two points.  Love for someone can be in a material sense (sexual),  or in a more moral sense for example.          Some of the various aspects of love are mentioned In William Shakespeare's,  Midsummer Night's Dream.  Here we are presented with the various characters,  and their conflicts,  which all have something to do with love....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Worlds Collide in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

- A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Worlds Collide Four worlds collide in a magical woods one night in midsummer in William Shakespeare's mystical comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The mythological duke of Athens, on the eve of his wedding to the newly defeated Queen of the Amazons, is called upon by the mortal Egeus to settle a quarrel. Hermia, Egeus's vociferous daughter, refuses to marry the man her father has betrothed to her, the enamored Demetrius. Theseus sides with authoritarian Egeus and forces Hermia to marry Demetrius or face death....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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The American Dream in Hester Street and Eat a Bowel of Tea

- Many years ago, people have immigrated to a new world where they can hope for a more beautiful existence, for the wealth, for the freedoms, for the better opportunities and most importantly, for the American Dreams. As each new era of foreigners migrate to America, they face the obstacle of conforming to mainstream America. As “Hester Street” and “Eat a Bowl of Tea” portrayed, immigrants come to this land of opportunities with the hopes and dreams of a better life for themselves or their families....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

- Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare In a Mid Summer Night's Dream, the character Nick Bottom is given a rather prominent role in the several scenes he appears in, although he is not a lead character in the play. Bottom is unique from all the other characters of the play not only because of the considerable contribution his character brings to the comedic value of the play, but because he is the only character able to enter fully in to both the human world and the world of the fairies....   [tags: William Shakespeare Midsummer Dream]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Essay: The Identity of Characters

- Identity of Characters in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Where Shakespeare's tragedies will tell the story, chiefly, of a single principal character, this is rarely the case with his comedies. The comedies are more social and deal with groups of characters. In the case of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the principal groups are, at first, introduced severally. Though, one group may interact with another (as when Puck anoints Lysander's eyes, or Titania is in love with Bottom) they retain separate identities....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Essay: The Importance of Setting

- The Importance of Setting in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream     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. Athens is not an accidental choice of location: although much of the detail of the play is quintessentially English, the classical setting enables Shakespeare to introduce the notable lawgiver, who has had his own problems in love; it makes plausible the reference to the severe law, and it allows Oberon to refer seriously to Cupid and Diana without the play's seeming blasphemous....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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The Oddly Dreamlike Quality of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

-   We started A Midsummer Night’s Dream with only a text. There was no one to interpret the words, no body movement or voice inflection to indicate meaning or intention. All meaning that a reader understands comes from the words alone. The simplicity of text provides a broad ground for imagination, in that every reader can come away from the text with a different conception of what went on. The words are merely the puzzle pieces individuals put together to bring coherence and logic to the play....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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A Cubist Perspective of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

- A Cubist Perspective of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream        "The great cycle of the ages is renewed. Now Justice returns, returns the Golden Age; a new generation now descends from on high." - Virgil, Eclogues 1.5   As Virgil stated so many years ago, history is a cyclical phenomenon. The experiences of one age tend to be repeated in future generations. Knowing that, we should not be surprised to find the seeds of modern styles and philosophies sprouting in earlier ages.   Elizabethan England was a society undergoing major social changes....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Realism and Romanticism in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

- Realism and Romanticism in A Midsummer Night’s Dream In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, love is viewed in different ways. While the four main characters believe in romanticism, Theseus is a strong supporter of realism. Bottom proves to be quite accurate characterizing the four main lovers when he states, "O what fools these mortals be.". Demetrius and Lysander both speak in figurative language and both are very handsome. Their love for Helena and Hermia deal mainly with physical attraction and flirtatious acts than love that captures body, mind, and soul....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Essay: Romanticism and Realism

- A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Romanticism and Realism In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, love is viewed in different ways. Bottom proves to be quite accurate characterizing the four main lovers when he states, "O what fools these mortals be” (Act #, Scene #, Line #). While the four main characters believe in romanticism, Theseus is a strong supporter of realism. Demetrius and Lysander both speak in figurative language and both are very handsome. Their love for Helena and Hernia deal mainly with physical attraction and flirtatious acts than love that captures body, mind, and soul....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Essay: Love and Marriage

- Love and Marriage in A Midsummer Night’s Dream     There is something to be said for the passionate love of young people, and Shakespeare said it in Romeo and Juliet. The belief that any action can be excused if one follows one's feelings is a sentimental notion that is not endorsed by Shakespeare. Thus, Theseus' suggestion in 1.1 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, that Hermia marry a man she does not love rather than "live a barren sister" all her life would seem perfectly sensible to Shakespeare’s contemporaries....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Essay: Order and Disorder

- Order and Disorder in A Midsummer Night's Dream Order and disorder is a favorite theme of Shakespeare. In A Midsummer Night's Dream the apparently anarchic tendencies of the young lovers, of the mechanicals-as-actors, and of Puck are restrained by the "sharp Athenian law" and the law of the Palace Wood, by Theseus and Oberon, and their respective consorts. This tension within the world of the play is matched in its construction: in performance it can at times seem riotous and out of control, and yet the structure of the play shows a clear interest in symmetry and patterning....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Love and Desire in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

- Love and Desire in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Some of the most prominent themes in A Midsummer Night’s Dream are the omnipresence of love and desire and the tendencies of characters to manifest their defining traits. Helena and Hermia are two perfect examples of this. Hermia is the lover, and Helena the desirer, and both thrive off of their obsessions. In fact, both women are so tied to these traits that when they are taken away, their characters deflate and fall static. From the beginning, Hermia defiantly denies her father’s attempts at an arranged marriage, in favor of her whirlwind romance with and marriage to Lysander....   [tags: Midsummer Nights Dream]

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An Analysis of Love in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

- A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's most widely read comedies about love. This seems somewhat strange, however, in light of the fact that so few of its characters seem to display any kind of full or true love. A close examination of the actions and words of each of the players will reveal that only one of them, by the end of Act V, should be considered a "lover". For the purposes of this inquiry, we are defining "love" as "that which steadily desires and works to attain the benefit of another." I think this definition becomes very important when we study the uses and effects of the dew of the pansy (first mentioned in 2.1.166ff.) on the various characters on whom its charm is w...   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream Essays]

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Demetrius in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream

- The Importance of Demetrius in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream The character, Demetrius, in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream, is very difficult to identify except by his relation to the one he loves, or, more particularly, to the one who loves him. Helena's ridiculous chasing after him and his irritation with her are the primary marks of his character. While in this state, he even begins to threaten Helena with bodily harm, coming off as not quite the gracious courtly lover he truly means to be....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream Essays]

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Rhetorical Analysis of the I Have a Dream Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

- Cheers echoed throughout Washington D.C. August 28, 1963 as Martin Luther King Jr. paved the path to freedom for those suffering from racial segregation. It was the day of the March on Washington, which promoted Civil Rights and economic equality for African Americans. In order to share his feelings and dreams with the rest of the nation, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his speech encouraging all to overcome racial segregation. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech was very effective due to the use of metaphors, repetition, historical and literary references, and poetic devices....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Our American Dream, Our History, Our Lives

- My great-grandfather moved to this country from Thailand. His lineage situation is a bit confusing considering he is of mixed blood. In those days racism was on a uphill slope, especially in such countries as Taiwan and China, and Japan, that would have been considered blasphemous and it still is today. Today we live in a more enlightened time, being of Taiwanese and Jamaican blood he and his parents were abandoned by his family and outcast among their neighbors. He frequently had to cover his face in cloths and garments just to walk outside....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Maggie's American Dream by James P. Comer

- Maggie's American Dream is Margaret Comer's inspiring biography written by her son James P. Comer. It also doubles as the autobiography of James P. Comer himself. It a great story of a person overcoming obstacles to reach their goals and dreams. Maggie was born in Woodland, Mississippi. Her parents were Jim and Maude. Her father was a sharecropper, even though he was more educated that the man he worked for. He was the leader of the farm, other than the fact that the white owner got all the money....   [tags: Maggie's American Dream]

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American Dream in Let America Be America Again, What is an American, and Dr. King’s I Have a Dream Speech

-      What is the American Dream. We all have dreams of different kinds. To some people, the American Dream is having all that is available in this life to meet your needs, wants, and desires. To others, it means having a great job, a wonderful family, and a secure future. And maybe to others the American Dream simply means having the opportunity to prove yourself. No matter what your definition of the American Dream is, we all try hard to achieve this one common goal.      In Crevecouer’s, “What is an American” speech he defines America as a democracy where every man has a say in the government; “We have no princes, for whom we toil, starve, and bleed.” It is clear, through his speech, that...   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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The American Dream in The Lost Beautifulness and The Gilded Six-Bits

- The American Dream in The Lost Beautifulness and The Gilded Six-Bits The America Dream is defined in general as a dream of a land that is better richer for everyone based on accomplishment and opportunity. This dream is usually sought after by people who have been deprived of their social and human values. People who have not been able to achieve this dream based on restrictions of their situations that plague their lives. These situations can be different for everyone, race, sex, handicap, etc....   [tags: Money American Dream Literature Essays]

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Power of Langston Hughes' Harlem (A Dream Deferred)

- Power of Langston Hughes' Harlem (A Dream Deferred) In our journey through life, we all have certain expectations of how we would like our lives to be. All of us strive to reach a certain level of self-actulization and acceptance. It could thus be said that all of us live a dream. Some of these individual dreams inevitably become the collective dream of many people. In "Harlem (A Dream Deferred)", Langston Hughes makes use of symbolism as well as powerful sensory imagery to show us the emotions that he and his people go through in their quest for freedom and equality....   [tags: Hughes Harlem Dream Deferred Essays]

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Illusion and Fairies in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Illusion and Fairies in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream The main theme of love in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is explored by four young lovers, who, for the sake of their passions, quit the civilized and rational city of Athens, and its laws, and venture into the forest, there to follow the desires of their hearts - or libidos as the case may be. In this wild and unknown wilderness, with the heat and emotion commonly brought on by a midsummer night, they give chase, start duels, profess their love and hatred and otherwise become completely confused and entangled in the realities and perceptions of their own emotions....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare Essays]

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Shakespeare's Presentation of Love in a Midsummer Nights Dream

- Shakespeare's Presentation of Love in a Midsummer Nights Dream A midsummer nights dream was originally supposed to have been performed at a wedding. Therefore the theme of love would have been a suitable theme for the play. In this play, as in many of Shakespeare's plays the main theme is love. Shakespeare presents many different aspects of love in the play. He shows how love can affect your vision of reality and make you behave in irrational ways. He presents many ways in which your behavior is affected by the different types and aspects of love....   [tags: Shakespeare Midsummer Night Dream Essays]

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Use of Puck to Explore Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Love is a timeless topic. It will forever be the theme of popular entertainment and source of confusion for men and women alike. No one understands this better than William Shakespeare, and he frequently explores this complex emotion in his plays. In "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" Shakespeare cleverly reveals the fickle and inebriating aspects of love through his mischievous character Puck. Though Puck adds much humor to the play while tormenting and drugging the lovers in the forest, he also acts as a catalyst in redirecting their devotions among one-another, thus demonstrating the fickle nature of love....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare]

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Reconstruction of the South in Smith’s Killers of the Dream

- Reconstruction of the South in Smith’s Killers of the Dream “Something was wrong with a world that tells you that love is good and people are important and then forces you to deny love and to humiliate people.” P. 39 This single short quote from the first section of Lillian Smith’s Killers of the Dream is a perfect summation of the changing world many Southerners were facing as they approached the 20th Century. Gone were the days of plantation homes, housewives overseeing 50 black slaves, and many of the ideals that this lifestyle carried with it....   [tags: Killers of the Dream Lillian Smith Essays]

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The Plots of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

- The Plots of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream There are four main plots in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. They're all carefully woven together and there are many characters involved. The first plot involves four young lovers trying to work out their love for each other. The second plot is about a wedding between the Duke of Athens and the Queen of the Amazons. Interspersed with these two plots is another involving some local town peasants who are rehearsing a play for the Duke’s wedding, but get interrupted when one of the actors gets transformed and a fairy queen falls in love with him, which is part of the final plot....   [tags: William Shakespeare Midsumer Dream Essays]

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Night in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Night in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream One of the recurring themes throughout Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the time of day during which the play’s major action takes place: night. This being the case, there are certain words that are directly linked to this theme that appear numerous times throughout the script. Four such words are “moon,” “moonlight,” “moonshine,” and “lunatic.” Each comes from a feminine root that serves to identify the women in the play as prizes to be won and controlled....   [tags: Shakespeare Midsummer Night Dream Essays]

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Nick Bottom in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Nick Bottom in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Roget’s thesaurus defines the word “ass” as “one deficient in judgment and good sense: a fool”. In William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the ass is undeniably tied to the character of Nick Bottom on many different levels. As the play is a comedy, Bottom’s central role is to provide laughter. At the same time, however, through his role as the Ass, he acts as a sort of symbolic center-piece that ties all of the action in the play together....   [tags: Shakespeare Midsummer Night's Dream Essays]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Essay: Importance of the Nighttime Forest

- A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Importance of the Nighttime Forest      In Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night's Dream the dark forest is the center of the world, relegating Athens, center of the civilized Greek world, to the periphery. Day gives way to night, and mortal rulers leave the stage to be replaced by fairies. The special properties of night in a forest make it the perfect setting for the four lovers to set out on a project of self-discovery. Shakespeare implies that in darkness, reliance on senses other than eyesight leads to true seeing....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Usurpation in Richard II, As You Like It, Midsummer Night's Dream, and Romeo and Juliet

- Usurpation in Richard II, As You Like It, Midsummer Night's Dream, and Romeo and Juliet In both As You Like It and Richard II, the concept of usurpation is illustrated in a political sense by a character substituting himself as ruler. However, Shakespeare employs usurpation in other contexts with characters of all different social positions. These two plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Romeo and Juliet feature several kinds of usurpation, which are significant to characterization and plot development....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream Essays]

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Free Essays on A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Lessons of the Darkness

- Lessons of the Darkness in A Midsummer Night’s Dream The physical darkness impairs normal vision: the dark is intense enough for characters to fear being alone. Helena cries out to Demetrius not to abandon her "darkling," or in the dark (2.2 l. 93). Hermia seems certain that her abandonment in the dark by Lysander could lead to her death: "Speak, of all loves. I swoon almost with fear. / No. Then I well perceive you are not nigh. / Either death or you I'll find immediately" (2.2. ll. 160-2)....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Love Lost - Female Submission in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

- Love Lost - Female Submission in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream After first seeing a performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I would have called it a love story. After reading it several times, I am less sure what it is. I will take a closer look at the behavior and context of the characters to understand how a comedy with three marriages and as many as seven lovers almost concludes without a portrayal of love that satisfies me. The pairings I consider are: Theseus and Hippolyta, Hermia and Lysander, Helena and Demetrius, Helena and Hermia, Titania and Oberon, Titania and Bottom, and Pyramus and Thisby....   [tags: Midsummer Nights Dream]

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Custom Essay - Sexuality and Sexual Intercourse in A Midsummer Nights Dream

- Sexuality and Sexual Intercourse in A Midsummer Nights Dream On the surface, Shakespeare’s play A Mid Summer Nights Dream is simply a comedic romp concerning love. A close examination of the actions and words of each of the players will reveal that the primary focus of the play is not really love but rather sexuality and sexual intercourse.             Hippolyta's nightlife role as Titania is stage-managed by Theseus-Oberon, who gets his will by magical means.  if his own imperial gaze has proved ineffectual, he will capture Titania's gaze and refocus it with an aimlessness that would have gratified Cupid:                         The next thing then she waking looks upon,             ...   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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The Dream

- Curiosity drives us all in our lives, from young we dream about getting older so that we can enjoy more liberty. As we get older we begin to understand how busy life is, moreover it’s becoming increasingly busier. Thinking about the future scares me now, while it was so fascinating to think about in kinder garden. All these thoughts were busying my mind since I woke up this morning and strolling around the house, I started to contemplate on how life changes seamlessly without any prior notice. Sunshine, I made your coffee, it’s warm and delicious along that I am serving it with freshly baked chocolate cookies and they are waiting for you, would you like anything else with it....   [tags: Creative Writing]

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Dream Or Illusion : The American Dream

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The Dream Of The American Dream

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The Dream Of The American Dream

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The Dream Of The American Dream

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The Dream Of The American Dream

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Literary Techniques of Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech

- Introduction Martin Luther King, Jr., a prominent civil rights leader, delivered a powerful speech at the historic March on Washington. The speech uses several literary techniques to engage the listener. In the speech, King especially likes to use repetition and metaphor to convey his ideas. These devices are the foundation of King's unique and effective style. Repetition In I Have a Dream King uses repetition throughout. Repetition is a good tool to use to reinforce an important idea. In Dorothy Seyler's Read, Reason, Write, she states: ?Some repetition of key words and phrases will occur in well-written and unified essays....   [tags: Literary Analysis I Have a Dream ]

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The Dream Of The American Dream

- “Immigrants are ruining this country”, is a statement made by almost every conservative in the United States. Yes, with their cheap labor, cultural traditions, and food contributions immigrants are making America a colorful and tasteful disaster. The American dream is so high in thought, yet so low in actuality. This well known dream-or nightmare- of rags to riches shines clear from sea to shining sea. However, the end goal of the American Dream varies from person to person. For some the dream plainly translates to happiness....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

- More than 40 years ago, in August 1963, Martin Luther King electrified America with his momentous ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, dramatically delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. His soaring rhetoric demanding racial justice and an integrated society became a mantra for the black community and is as familiar to subsequent generations of Americans as the US Declaration of Independence. His words proved to be a touchstone for understanding the social and political upheaval of the time and gave the nation a vocabulary to express what was happening....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have A Dream Speech]

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The Dream Of The American Dream

- If any American were inquired about what they worry about the most, many would respond with something that had to do with their future. Some may say they hope to achieve their most sought after goals. Others may desire to have their own home, good schools for their children, or they might say they want the American Dream. However, a mix of politics and social well-being has stirred into an argument on whether or not the American Dream stills exists or if it is even obtainable by the average citizen....   [tags: Working class, Social class]

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The Dream Of The American Dream

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The Dream Of The American Dream

- The Oxford English Dictionary defines the “American Dream” as “the ideal that every citizen of the United States should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative.” Many pursue this dream, whether they are American citizens or undocumented immigrants. In fact, it is this dream that motivated my parents to leave their country, Honduras, and migrate to the U.S. It is this dream that constantly pushed me to do the best I could in order to make my parents’ sacrifice worthwhile....   [tags: High school, College, Middle school, Academia]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech

- On August 28th, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech to more than 200,000 people during the March on Washington. King's speech was one of the most influential during the era of the Civil Rights Movement and is to this day recognized as a masterpiece due to its effect on the audience as well as for its eloquence and language. Many components went into this passionate speech that portrayed King's hopes for racial equality and a brighter future made the speech as moving as it was. It is doubtful that any person can guess that this speech was written without forethought regarding what goals King wished to accomplish in this speech....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Southern View of Religion in Lillian Smith’s Killers of the Dream

- Southern View of Religion in Lillian Smith’s Killers of the Dream “Our first lesson about God made the deepest impression on us. We were told that He loved us, and then we were told that He would burn us in everlasting flames of hell if we displeased Him. We were told we should love Him for He gives us everything good that we have, and then we were told that we should fear Him because He has the power to do evil to us whenever He cares to. We learned from this part of the lesson another: that “people,” like God and parents, can love you and hate you at the same time; and though they may love you, if you displease them they may do you great injury; hence being loved by them does not give y...   [tags: Killers of the Dream Lillian Smith Essays]

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Dream Big; DREAM Act

- To many people the word immigration simply means "the passing or coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence" (Definition). But to undocumented students, commonly referred as Dreamers, it signifies a meaning of fear, family separation, job loss, different language and loss of hope after graduation. These students go through elementary, middle and high schools doing what their parents tell them which is to "be the best, get straight A's, and work hard", however; at the end none of it matters because their legal status does not allow them to continue pursuing their education....   [tags: Immigration]

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Analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have A Dream Speech

- On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of the most famous speeches of all time to an audience of more than 200,000 civil rights supporters on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In his, “I have a dream” speech, King addressed his encouragement of white and black people working together to achieve racial peace and harmony. He especially wanted to teach the young blacks that equality could be gained through the use of non-violence. The main reason King used nonviolence was to create a situation so different from the usual, that it will open the door to negotiations of desegregation and equal opportunity....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have A Dream Speech

- Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech to the thousands of African Americans who had marched on Washington, D.C. at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The date of the speech was August 28, 1963, but it is one that will live for generations. Of course his purpose was to convince his audience on several fronts: he sought to persuade the black community to stand up for the rights afforded them under the Constitution, and he also sought to demonstrate to the white community that a "simple" black man could so effectively use powers of persuasion that they too would have reason to join the cause....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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The American Dream : America 's Dream

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Rhetorical Analysis of the I Have a Dream Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

- One of the most influential speeches ever given on the earth was given on a potiumat the Lincoln Momorial in Washington D.C on August 28th 1963. The great speech was given by Martin Luther King Jr. who deciatied his time on earth to prove that all people are equal. Martin Luther used different parts of the English language to enhance the meaning of his speech and bring out the details. The different rhetorical devices, allusions to historic documents, and metaphors seemed to have brought about the emotions that King was trying to arouse in his listeners....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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My Dream : My American Dream

- I’m a nineteen year old, latina girl, trying to achieve the “American Dream”. My mother brought me to this lad, to offer me the opportunity to a better future she said. My mother believes you could be anything you wanted to be in America. Most people feel that America is the land of opportunity. Because of these opportunities, America gives us a chance to make our dream a reality. I decided my American dream since my youth. My American Dream is to branch off, and grow as an individual. The main purpose is to be able to give my mother the satisfaction of accomplishing her goal and prove her that her sacrifices were worthy....   [tags: Social class, Working class]

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Rhetorical Analysis of the I Have a Dream Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

- From Doctor King’s speech, I quote: “ This is the faith that I go back to the South With. And with this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful brother hood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to play together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.” “And when this day happens, all men will be able to join hands and sing in the worlds of the old Negro spiritual: “Free at last, free at last....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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`` The American Dream ``

- "The American Dream” can be considered to mean the American way of life but it isn’t easy to obtain. The American Dream always has something to do with a person’s individualism, which is the habit of being independent and self-reliant. To obtain the “American Dream" all Americans have to work hard and together. "The American Dream" is supposed to be for Americans, regardless of social groups. So many people have stopped putting their trust into “the American Dream” because they work so hard and did not reach what they had worked so hard for....   [tags: Clint Eastwood, Family, American way, Unforgiven]

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Is The American Dream Just A Dream For Immigrants?

- Is the American Dream just a Dream for Immigrants. “America is the land of opportunity. If I work hard enough, I can be whatever I want to be. If I truly want something, I can get it. I will work hard and grow up to be whatever it is that makes me happy. The sky is the limit. These statements portray the American dream. Though the American dream seems a little more difficult to attain when the American dreaming is a member of a minority group living in poverty”. This quotation by author, Philip M....   [tags: United States, Immigration to the United States]

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The Dream Of The Rood

- From the many religiously themed works found in the cannon of English literature, “The Dream of the Rood” stands out as one of the most interesting and unique. The author of the poem relays the moving tale of the crucifixion of Christ, but the details of the original biblical account are heavily distorted in the narrator’s dream. Given the blatant divergence from the holy text, it is tempting to question the validity of “The Dream of the Rood” as a genuine Christian work. After all, how can a poem which glorifies the cross and entirely reimagines the Christ be deemed inoffensive to faithful followers of the Bible....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, New Testament, Crucifixion of Jesus]

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The American Dream versus God's Dream

- Dreams The American dream and God’s dream is quite different, but somewhat similar. One has to clearly define the differences and similarities between the two. Therefore, they will understand the impact and results of both ideas on the way society address itself. People of society have to define what they are looking for in their personal journeys. By doing so without causing harm to others in the process, it is called “pareto optimality.” Whatever a person does shouldn’t make a negative impact on others....   [tags: religious beliefs, philosophical analysis]

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The Dream Of The Rood

- “The Dream of the Rood” “There powerful enemies took me, put me up to make a circus-play to lift / up and parade their criminals” (37). In “The Dream of the Rood,” a classic and holy story is told in a different light from the way it is written in the Bible. It recounts the story of Christ dying on the cross and resurrecting, but with a twist: It is written partly from the point-of-view of the cross that he was crucified on. Throughout “The Dream of the Rood”, the author of the poem reveals their style through first-person point of view, alliteration, and their tone....   [tags: Jesus, Crucifixion, Crucifixion of Jesus, Emotion]

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The Dream Of The Rood

- The Dream of the Rood is a poem that illustrates the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ from the perspective of the cross. The illustration comes together in a dream. The rood or the cross communicates with the Dreamer, to give him hope in the future return of Christ and eternal glory. Additionally, the rood encourages the Dreamer to share his dream with others and point them to the cross. This poem is meaningful to me because it prompted me to reflect on the cross and what it represents....   [tags: Jesus, Crucifixion of Jesus, Christianity]

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The Dream Of The World

- Having a dream and ever wondered if it would ever come true or wanted to create a dream and one day actually making it happen. History has shown us so many dreams like this, but focusing on two great men have made a difference in similar ways. Either having a dream in making people happy or making a dream in bringing two different racial people together is a way of creating such a glorious dream to the world. The famous animator Walt Disney and Civil Rights activist and minister Martin Luther King were some of the histories great speakers of all time and creators of dreams to both the young and old; past, present and future generations, though King’s use of pathos it shows the readers’ that...   [tags: Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse]

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