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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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The Use of magic in A Midsummers Night Dream

-      The use and misuse of magic has an important role in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As a reoccurring theme, Puck’s use of magic creates humor, conflict and balance in the play.      The magic of Puck changes the head of Bottom into that of a donkey. Puck’s own use magic adds more humor to the already comical and over-confident character of Bottom. Puck’s magic also creates a great deal of humor in the dealings of Bottom and Titania. The contrasted humor is clearly shown as Titania weaves flowers into the hair of Bottom’s donkey like head....   [tags: William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Film Analysis of A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Film Analysis of A Midsummer Night's Dream Michael Hoffman directed William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and it is an enchanting new version of Shakespeare's most magical comedy. It has dangerous potions, fairies and strange romances. It is a tale of a wondrous single night in which wicked spirits turn the world of love on its head. First I have to make it clear that I have never really thought much of A Midsummer Night's Dream. I have always considered it fairly frivolous and not too important in William Shakespeare's career....   [tags: Movies A Midsummer Night's Dream Essays]

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Different Relationships in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Different Relationships in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream There are many relationships in the play but the most important are the lovers. We have Hero and Claudio, who show the innocence of love, and Beatrice and Benedick, who show a more cynical version. There are also the friendships, between Hero and Beatrice, and Don Pedro, Claudio and Benedick....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Plot Summary of A Midsummer Night's Dream

- William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a romantic play about love-struck relationships that deal with lust, jealousy, and revenge. Key characters are Theseus, Hippolyta, Lysander, Hermia, Egeus, Demetrius, Helena, Oberon, Titantia, Puck, and Nick Bottom. Theseus is the king of Athens, who is engaged with his fiancé, Hippolyta, the queen of Amazon. Lysander is an Athenian man who is in love with Hermia, the daughter of Egeus. Hermia is also in love with Lysander. Demetrius is an Athenian man who also loves Hermia, and wishes to wed with her....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare]

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Resolution in A Midsummer Nights Dream

- In Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the conflict is based upon pure confusion. The main characters are involved in a mix-up of epic proportions. The story begins with Demetrius pledged to marry Hermia, daughter of Egeus. Conflict arises immediately when Lysander is shown to have won Hermia's affection and also her undying love. This situation is clouded even further when Helena, a friend of Hermia is found to be in love with Demetrius. The crowning mix-up that throws the events of the play into action is the strange relationship between Oberon and Titania, the ruling fairies....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare]

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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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Fate and Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Fate and Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream There are many instances in A Midsummer Night's Dream where love is coerced from or foisted upon unwilling persons. This romantic bondage comes from both man-made edicts and the other-worldly enchantment of love potions. Tinkering with the natural progression of love has consequences. These human and fairy-led machinations, which are brought to light under the pale, watery moon, are an affront to nature. Shakespeare knows that all must be restored to its place under fate's thumb when the party of dreamers awaken....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Interpretating the Title of A Midsummer Night's Dream

- The title of the play A Midsummer Night's Dream can have many interpretations. I will give you my thoughts on the relationship of the title to the different situations that take place in the play. These interpretations give insight and overall meaning to the thematic nature of Shakespeare's work. Although I am only going to describe three interpretations of the title, there are many other meanings to the title. The first interpretation of the title of the play that comes to my mind was the magical dream-like night in the woods, when Robin Goodfellow and Oberon, the king of the fairies, used several kinds of love potions, and messed everything up....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare]

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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

- William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is very unique because there is a play within a play. Shakespeare uses the interesting qualities of the characters to narrate the play. The characters can be divided into four groups: The Athenian Court (The Duke, Hippolyta, Egeus, and Philostrate); the young lovers (Hermia, Lysander, Helena, and Demetrius); the fairy kingdom (Oberon, Titania, Puck, and the lesser fairies); and the workmen (Bottom, Quince, Flute, Snout, Starveling, and Snug)....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare]

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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Book Report

-                      A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare is a Athenian comedy. Some of the characters are fairies, kings, queens, and even lower class people. It is apparent what time period this story is from, because of some of the things that Theseus, the duke of Athens, and Oberon, the king of the fairies, say in it. One of these such quotes from Theseus is, “ Go, Master of Revels. Stir up the Athenian youth to merriments, awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth, and all of Athens shall celebrate.” Yet another quote talking about the Athenians is spoken by Oberon, “A sweet Athenian lady is in love with a disdainful youth....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare]

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Love In A Midsummer Night’s Dream

- True love’s path is paved with every step. Through the assistance of fanciful elements as well as characters Puck and Oberon, the true message of love in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is revealed. The four lovers know the direction in which their hearts are inclined to turn, but when the love potion is administered, the bounds of their rectangle are thrashed without knowledge or consent. The rapid shifts in affection between the play’s “four lovers” is representative of the idea that love isn’t a conscious choice, but a cruel game in which we are the figurines, being controlled by whomever the player may be, relating the characters’ karmic fates....   [tags: Love, Midsummer Night’s Dream, shakespeare, relati]

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Hermia from A Midsummer Night's Dream

- When we first meet Hermia in the play called A Midsummer Night's Dream, written by William Shakespeare, she is a girl in love against her father's wishes. From the very start of the play we can see how much enamored she is with Lysander. We can also see that Hermia is a woman with her own desires, and does not liked to be forced to do things that she does not want. She does not want to marry the man that her father betrothed to her, even though it could mean her demise. Her choices of living in a nunnery and live the life of chastity was not an option for Hermia....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare]

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William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

- William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream The stage production of William Arden Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by a British director Tim Supple was one in a million-that everyone talked about it and questions rode questions, on how the performance went. ‘It is the best production I have ever seen. What grapples me most, is the cast, ravaging with a rich choreography’, this was said by the British Ambassador to India in a chat with Times of India. The almighty dramatist play was sponsored for production by the British Council, India....   [tags: William Shakespeare Midsummer Dream Essays]

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Star-Crossed Lovers in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream

- During the Renaissance, comedies and romances include many of the culture’s best, most remarkable, dramatic achievements. According to A Glossary of Literary Terms, edited by M. H. Abrams and Geoffrey Galt Harpham, comedies are written to entertain the audience, with the characters and their humiliations engaging our pleasurable attention rather than our thoughtful concern. Moreover, the audience is “made to feel confident that no great disaster will occur, and usually the action turns out happily for the chief characters” (c....   [tags: romance, comedy, renaissance]

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The Character of Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

- The Character of Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare In this exercise there will be an in depth analysis of Bottom the weaver and to what extent his folly may morph into wisdom of various sorts. This exercise will attempt to describe how Bottom is both foolish and wise (wise in his foolishness and foolish in his wisdom). The exercise will also analyse the parody found within the texts spoken by Bottom and that of Corinthians and the possible implications it might have on the level of wisdom to which Bottom can be judged....   [tags: Papers]

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Is Love the Solution or the Problem? A Midsummer Night’s Dream

- Is love a remedy to one’s sorrow or the unfortunate reason of their unhappiness. Love is a feeling that overtakes a person when they are around something or someone they admire. It is present everywhere, in every form, in every condition and even when one least expect its. Although love is said to bring happiness to a person’s life; in the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, it led the characters into a world of confusion and misunderstanding. Love is chaotic, unpredictable, and leads to sorrow. It is a hard concept to compromise with and if there are any misunderstandings, it could lead to a complicated and difficult life....   [tags: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare, love,]

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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 Love is defined as a strong affection, attachment, or devotion to a person or persons. Many people tend to think that if you are young , you cannot possibly be in love at thee same time. It is believed that especially when you are in your teenage year that you are too young to know whether or not you are really in love, but who can really say that they know the true meaning of love whether they are young or old. Despite all of this, there are still those people out there that believe in love at first sight and love being blind....   [tags: Papers]

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A Midsummer Night's Dream - Battle of the Sexes

- Imagine being a woman in sixteenth century Europe. Females were raised to believe that they were subservient and that men knew better on any subject. Basically, women had no rights. They were considered property, first “owned” by their fathers and then control was “transferred” to the husband chosen for them. Marriage was not about love, but in most cases, it was a business deal that was mutually beneficial to both families – an interesting fact is that like young women, most young men had no choice in the selection of their future betrothed....   [tags: Shakespeare plays]

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The Role of Monologue in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Monologue in a midsummer night’s dream Monologue is an uninterrupted speech by a character in a drama, the use of monologue occurs when a person is speaking his or her thoughts aloud, directly referring to another character, or speaking to the audience. In the book a midsummer night’s dream monologue is used excessively because the writer (Shakespeare) intended for the characters to interact with the audience. Bottom has just woken up after having a strange “dream” and talking to himself he tries to think of whst his dream could mean but decides that no man should ever say such madness....   [tags: Shakespeare, literary analysis]

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Lack of Rights in A Midsummer's Night Dream

- Lack of Rights in A Midsummer's Night Dream Do men and women not shed the same blood. Of course they do, so why is it that women are treated so unfairly. Women for hundreds of years have been degraded to something less than man when all along they should have been treated equally. The women of the Renaissance period were mistreated by being denied the right to chose whom they wished to marry. In the play A Midsummer Night's Dream Theseus talks about how the power lay with the father to choose who may marry his daughter....   [tags: Papers]

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Love in a Midsummer Night´s Dream by Shakespeare

- Have you ever heard or seen one of Shakespeare's beautiful plays. He is one of the most talented play writers that everyone still enjoys and adores him today. Have you ever been in love so much that you would do anything to be them. This is the type of love that Shakespeare so wonderfully displays in some of his plays. He can make even the toughest and biggest of people to cry because of how sad and beautiful his plays are. In the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare, Lysander says “The course of true love never did run smooth” which means love can be hard and strenuous work, not everyone will approve of your love, and love can be confusing....   [tags: love, approve, person, work out]

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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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Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

- Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare Nick Bottom is a working class citizen of Athens. By day he is a weaver but as night falls he is an amateur actor. Bottom is part of an acting group with Flute, Quince, Snug, Starveling and Snout. Their role in the play is to perform an interlude before the Duke and Duchess on their wedding day. Bottom is one of the most important characters in the play because he is the only one who interacts with the three groups, the fairies, the court and the mechanicals....   [tags: Papers]

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Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- How does William Shakespeare use the play to make the audience think about aspects of love through the play ‘Midsummer Nights Dream. The play Midsummer Nights Dream is written by William Shakespeare during the Elizabethan era. During the Elizabethan times comedies were popular and this play is also written as a comedy. Comedies during the Elizabethan times consisted of a specific story of lovers and ends with everyone marrying and living happily ever after again, some of these plays were also very funny e.g....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream

- William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream In Shakespeare’s play ‘A Mid – Summer Night’s Dream’, Shakespeare uses his characters to present “True Love” as a state of harmony and happiness between lovers. However, it is only at the very end of this Mid - Summer night each character must make their own journey through troubled happenings towards the fulfillment of their desires and the achievement of true happiness. Shakespeare makes clear in Puck’s final monologue that this fairytale of love’s complications is not to be taken seriously....   [tags: Papers]

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The Behaviour of Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- The Behaviour of Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is a play where the line between dream and reality disappears. It's about how love is magical. The play was written around 1598 and would have been preformed in the Globe Theatre. It is a comedy, because like almost all of Shakespeare's comedies it ends in marriage. In the play we get introduced to a character named Puck. He is a fairy and a loyal servant to Oberon. I have chosen Puck because he is the pivotal character in this play....   [tags: Papers]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

- William Shakespeare is one of the most well-known authors in history. His works of literature have been studied for years. Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is one of seventeen. Shakespeare knew he was a fantastic author whose work would be admired much after he passed away. He used creative literary devices to add suspense and interest to his writings. One of those includes using a play within a play. Shakespeare uses a play within a play in A Midsummer Night’s Dream to add depth and elaboration to the comedy’s theme....   [tags: history, literature, wisdom]

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A Midsummer Night?s Dream

- A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy that is full of mischief. Instead of having a main plot, it seems to be about random thoughts and emotions (much the same as dreams are). In fact, I have to wonder how much of the whole play is really supposed to be a dream – as Puck even suggests toward the end of the play. There is no real protagonist to latch onto in this play, probably because there are three main groups of characters, but many people will find Puck to be the most interesting character....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Passion in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

- Shakespearian Passion A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play full of many instances of Shakespearian Passion. These instances consist of passion for revenge, love, and magic through different characters throughout the play. Lysander displayed a passion for love by expressing his love for Hermia to Demetrius by saying “You have her father’s love, Demetrius. Let me have Hermia’s. Do you marry him.” (I.i.93+94) and he said this because Demetrius wanted Lysander to stop acting like Hermia was his....   [tags: revenge, love, characters]

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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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Love in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

- What is the real definition of love. Many people have different interpretations of the small yet powerful word. However, in William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream the definition becomes rather twisted. Pure and real love does exist within the characters but is all of the love at the end of this play authentic. Love exists in A Midsummer Night’s dream before Oberon and Puck sets magic upon others which then causes some of the true love to instantly disappear. The feeling of love in the poem is both real and fake....   [tags: helena, demetrius]

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A Midsummer Night's Dream - A Feminist Perspective

- A Feminist Perspective of A Midsummer Night's Dream        At age fifteen, my hormones went wild and I threw myself at every boy in the neighborhood.  Although I didn’t go all the way, I offered as much flesh as I dared. If the suburbs can create such sexual angst, imagine the lust stirred by moonlight, fairies, and a warm midsummer night. In  Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream, Helena represents the frenzy of young love when fueled by rejection and driven to masochistic extremes....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Central Theme of Love in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream central theme of love A common theme in literature is love. Love can take hold in an instant and can make you do things you never would have done otherwise. Love appears in several different ways in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Hermia and Lysander show true love, while Helena demonstrates unrequited love. Titania and Bottom presents us with magic love. In the play, love is also the cause of a few broken hearts. While there is no one common definition of love that suits all of the characters, the romantic relationship in the play all leans to one simple rule laid out by Lysander, “The course of true love never did run smooth.” True love is...   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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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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Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

- Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare In midsummer night dream love is portrait in different ways . Many of the characters fall in and out of love with each other. The term lovers is used in the play to mean the four lovers Demetrius, Hermia, Helena and Lysander. They behave as individuals in the play, they also act as a group when they represent the theme of young love. There are different kinds of love in the play. One of the kinds of love which is not real love but many people mistake it as is infatuation or commonly known as lust....   [tags: Papers]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

- “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” by William Shakespeare is a play that offers an interesting insight into the conflicting emotions of the human psyche. Throughout the play Shakespeare uses his settings to provide us insight into human conflict; rational versus the irrational and more emotional characteristics we encounter. The logical, more rational side would be the palace, with its society and rules. The fun yet wild emotional side is represented by the woods, where human logic is overtaken by magical things that do not make sense and appear more dream like....   [tags: human psyche, egeus, conflict]

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Two Peas in a Pod: Romeo and Juliet and Midsummer Night's Dream

- The texts Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare are very similar. At first the dramas appear different, one a tragedy and one a comedy. But, the brilliance of Shakespeare is evident in each, and thus they relate to each other. In metaphors, and even themes, the two texts are very alike. If you compare the acts from Romeo and Juliet and Midsummer Night’s Dream you will find similarities between the two texts. Romeo and Juliet is very similar Midsummer Night’s Dream because in act one both texts discuss daughters with prearranged marriages, in act two Romeo and Lysander jump in and out of love, and in act three both plays contain terrible misconceptions....   [tags: Shakespeare plays]

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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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Shakespeares A Midsummer Night’s Dream Theme Analysis Essay

- Love causes the line between reality and fantasy to blur making characters question if it is all just a dream. This situation is clearly depicted in Shakespeare's a Midsummer Night’s Dream when Robin places the four lovers asleep and they wake up wondering if they have experienced a twisted fantasy. With vivid dreams that often feel real it is impossible to determine if one is awake or actually dreaming. Shakespeare's character Robin Goodfellow stretches this even further by playing countless tricks on mortals making them question the reality they live in, “That you have but slumbered here, while these visions did appear....   [tags: love, robin, reality, dream]

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Plot Construction of a Midsummer Night's Dream

- Shakespeare was one of the greatest dramatists of English literature. His dramas are universally known and popular. He wrote comedies and tragedies with a great success. Particularly, his comedies like As You Like It, A Midsummer Night Dream are very popular. His comedies provoke mirth and laughter and present sunnier aspects of life. The laughter of his comedies comes from characters and their actions. He took more interest in characters than plots yet his plots are woven properly. His comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream was written in his youth days....   [tags: European Literature]

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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

- Although the script is said to have been written between years of 1590 and 1596, on January 1st, 1605, William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” made it’s first performance debut. The theatre during these times were significantly different from what we know theatre as we know today. Today New York City is known as the mecca of theatre plays, where individuals gather to view these performances as a stamp of social status, or simply because they are in love with them arts. With the expansion of the arts, especially in theatre it is hard to believe that in the dawn of movement it wasn’t excepted by many individuals....   [tags: theater, love, order]

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The Pursuit of Love in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

- Webster’s Dictionary defines love as a feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration; preeminent kindness or devotion to another; affection; tenderness; as, the love of brothers and sisters. By the end of Shakespeare’s play Midsummer Night’s Dream, it goes without saying that Webster’s Dictionary definition was able to hit this definition head on. Shakespeare is able to paint the perfect picture for this play mainly because he is one of the great masters of the English Language....   [tags: Midsummer Night’s Dream]

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A midsummer Night dream

- The second half of the 16th century and the beginning of the 17th are sometimes called in England ”The Age of Shakespeare”. William Shakespeare’s the greatest English poet and dramatist and an indisputed world figure in literature. Altought his works (37 play, 154 sonnets and two long poems) are well knwnall over the world we know little about his life. Shakespeare was born on 23 April 1564, at stratford –upon-Avon, a little town in the heart of England. He was educated at the local grammarschool but as his father’s business went from bad to worse, he had to leave school and begin to earn his living....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

- In William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummers Night’s Dream,” the moon plays a very significant role throughout the entire play. It is a symbol that is linked to many things that take place over the course of they play, and seems to help bring about the comedic behavior that fills the majority of it. The moon also elicits the notion of dreaming which plays a very significant role in the play also. If anyone knows anything about our solar system, then the references to moons may be caught early on. Three of the characters names; Oberon, Titania, and Puck all happen to be the names of three of the planet Uranus’ moons (NASA)....   [tags: moon, desire, mischief ]

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Comparing A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet

- A Midsummer Night's Dream is, in a way, Romeo and Juliet turned inside out--a tragedy turned farcical. The tragedy both are based on is the story of "Pyramus and Thisbe." In one, Ovid's story is treated as a melodrama (in Romeo and Juliet) and in another, it is fodder for comedy (in A Midsummer Night's Dream). The tale of "Pyramus and Thisbe" is simply told in Book IV of Metamorphoses. The title characters are in love with one another, but they cannot be together because they are separated by a wall....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Supernatural Powers in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Out of all of his thirty-eight plays he wrote between the years 1589 and 1613, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is believed to be one of his only works to be so diverse in genre. This play is considered a comedy, with a fantastical twist, making it one of a kind, yet not generally accepted in the time of its publication (Midsummer 34). By integrating supernatural beings and the use of their powers into the piece, Shakespeare adds a feeling of whim and fantasy that none of his other works exude. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare includes the use of supernatural powers in every act and scene to change the way the audience perceives the play....   [tags: Shakespeare plays]

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A Midsummer Night's Dream as an Elizabethan Comedy

- A Midsummer Night's Dream as an Elizabethan Comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream" could have turned out as a tragedy; it can be compared to Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". Lysander and Hermia love each other but Egeus, Hermia's father, wants her to marry Demetrius. This means they have to disobey Egeus and escape Athenian law to be able to marry. These are comparable characteristics of "Romeo and Juliet", an Elizabethan tragedy. In "Romeo and Juliet", Romeo, a Montague, falls in love with Juliet, a Capulet, but there families do not allow them to marry....   [tags: Papers]

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

- In A Midsummer Night's Dream, one of the masterpieces of William Shakespeare, Shakespeare explores various aspects of love and friendship. With the help of the main characters such as Lysander, Demetrious Helena and Hermia, he endeavors that the path of love is full of obstacles, however, if one is committed and faithful, he/she can defy those obstacles leading him/her to success. As Lysander says “The course of true love never did run smooth”, the love stories presented in the play undergo difficult situations but eventually the genuine love is recognized by the triumph of the true loves....   [tags: William Shakespeare masterpieces]

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

- Women in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, is a play that illustrates a good picture of woman’s lack of freedom. It is a story of several couples, among which there is a fairy king, Oberon, who proves his sovereignty over the queen of the fairies, Titania. The two have an ongoing conflict about who should keep the Indian boy, whose mother had recently died. Titania doesn’t want to give him up because she and the boy’s mother knew each other very good; whereas Oberon has no relations to the boy, but really wants him as a servant....   [tags: Shakespeare]

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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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Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Midsummer Night 's Dream '

- ... Oberon sees how Demetrius treats Helena and decides to put a love potion on Demetrius’ eyes to make him love Helena again. The potion would make him fall in love with the first person he sees. However Oberon mistakes Lysander for Demetrius, and he puts the love potion on Demetrius’ eyes.To make matters worst the first person that Lysander sees is Helena. Due to Oberon’s mistake everything is all messed up. Demetrius was supposed to be in love with Helena. Love was forced on him in a way, because Oberon and puck put a love potion on his eyes to make him fall back in love with Helena....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love, Helena, Puck]

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Analysis of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

- Analysis of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare A Midsummer Nights Dream is a play by William Shakespeare, and I believe is mainly summed up by this line from the play ‘The course of true love never did run smooth’ This is basically saying that being in love comes with many obstacles and dilemmas. In the play there is a dilemma at the beginning, this is where Egeus is going to visit Theseus, the ruler of Athens, with concern for his daughter and whom she wishes to marry....   [tags: Papers]

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Mechanicals in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

- Mechanicals in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare The "mechanicals" consist of Peter Quince (a carpenter), Snug (a joiner), Nick Bottom (a weaver), Francis Flute (a bellows-mender), Tom Snout (a tinker) and Robin Starveling (a tailor). We first come across the "mechanicals" as they stumble into the woods to rehearse their play, for the Royal Wedding of Helena and Demetrius, and, Hermia and Lysander. This is when we realise that they are not very intelligent or well spoken, "You were best to call them generally." Bottom uses the wrong word, he means 'severally' or 'individually' instead of 'generally.' Shakespeare uses the "mechanicals" to provide...   [tags: Papers]

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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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William Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night 's Dream

- ... Shakespeare makes it clear to us what he thinks about Theseus and Egeus. Even a true love is hindered by family disapproval. So, Hermia and Lysander decide to run away. Although it is unclear in the play if this act is rational, the lovers take action and run away from irrational minds. They meet in the forest, and here, the actions of the supernatural beings cause chaos. Throughout the play, the love triangles created by the lovers fluctuate from intervention from the fairies and puck. From Lysander and Demetrius loving Hermia together and Helena loving Demetrius to being shifted to Helena, and then both the male lover’s infatuation with Helena, who rejects their love, and then to harmo...   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Puck, Love]

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Hyperbole and Illusion In A Midsummer Night’s Dream

- In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare makes heavy use of hyperbole, the twisting of reality into something greater than what it actually is, in both the dialogue and the ridiculous, larger-than-life nature of the situations that occur to provide a basis for the conflict between reality and illusion, blurring the line that separates the two concepts. Before the symbolism of the woods and the land of fairies, the main sources of the conflict between reality and unreality, is intact, there are small hints slowly leading to that direction in the opening scene of Act I, scene i....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Play Analysis]

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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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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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Contrasting Settings in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Contrasting Settings in A Midsummer Night's Dream           William Shakespeare's play, “A Midsummer Night's Dream” offers a wonderful contrast in human mentality.  Shakespeare provides insight into man's conflict with the rational versus the emotional characteristics of our behavior through his settings. The rational, logical side is represented by Athens, with its flourishing government and society.  The wilder emotional side is represented by the fairy woods.  Here things do not make sense, and mystical magic takes the place of human logic.  Every impulse may be acted upon without a forethought to there outcome....   [tags: comparison compare contrast 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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William Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night 's Dream

- More than Fools The Roles the Mechanicals Play in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Charlie Diep English 110 Ms.Agra Baroti- Gheorghe December 16, 2014 What do you imagine when you think of a fool. You may think of clowns, or a court jester of ancient times. They only exist to entertain us by way of self-deprecation and slapstick humor. You may also assume that the mechanicals in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” are fools as well. However, this is not the case. The Mechanicals help relieve tension, builds plot and elaborates on the main theme....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pyramus and Thisbe]

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The Villains of Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Hamlet

- A story wouldn’t be an interesting one without a villain. Every television show, Disney movie, and play always has to have that one person that opposes the main character. According to Merriam-Webster, a villain is a deliberate scoundrel or criminal, which is a very fitting definition when talking about these characters in Shakespeare’s plays. (“Villain” Merriam-Webster) There are always certain characteristics that every bad guy possesses. In a number of Shakespeare plays the villain is a stereotyped character who does not fight against any feelings of remorse and, still more importantly, even enjoys his evil nature....   [tags: compare/contrast]

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Social Order In A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Society needs order because it is the keystone that keeps modern civilization from collapsing in on itself. Once removed, society succumbs to its most basic state: emotions. Pure, raw emotions fill the void where logic once dictated and the world falls into chaos. It is this very situation where Shakespeare drew his inspiration for his play, A Midsummer’s Night Dream. In a world with four lovers, hoodwinked by the lord of the fairies and his loyal servant Robin, disorder ensnares the human race and chaos ensues....   [tags: Civilization, Chaos, Class Division, Shakespeare]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

- ... After realizing that she will not agree, Egeus goes to Theseus. Theseus informs the young lady that if she does not listen to her father she will “either [have] to die the death or to abjure” (Act 1, Scene 1, and Line 65). In this line, Theseus is laying before her the two options she has─ die or become a nun. Despite the harsh choices offered, Hermia is firm in her decision. She will marry Lysander and no one else, period. In conclusion of the above readers can imply that love is a powerful force....   [tags: love, demetrius, oberon]

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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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A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Variations of Love

- Love is only as strong as the people who share it. In William Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, there are relationships from all different viewpoints of love. Four Athenian lovers are caught in a web of love for the wrong person, according to fellow peevish characters. Along the story line of the play, one will be introduced to additional characters that try to be helpful by committing acts they presume will benefit the young lovers, but these characters actually create plot-twists....   [tags: lovers, william shakespeare, love story]

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The Villains of Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Hamlet

- William Shakespeare was the greatest dramatic director of his time, and today is still possibly the greatest playwright to ever live. His dramatic works allowed the people of his time to understand what was wrong with society, and enjoy all of the things that were right about it. The messages he wished to convey still echo and resonate in the minds of anyone who has witnessed a Shakespeare play in today’s world. “The early plays are filled with life and vitality, praising and glorifying the virtues of true love, even when in the presence of deep tragedy.” (Terrall) Throughout all of his plays, he is sure to include two character types: a protagonist and an antagonist....   [tags: compare/contrast]

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A Mockery of A Midsummer Night's Dream

- A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the title brings to mind the warmth of summer and sweet, pleasant dreams. The play however has little to do with warm summer nights and happy dreams. Instead the play repeatedly pokes fun at the unfortunate situations in which the character find themselves. As one literary analyst puts it: “The plot action emphasizes their helplessness in the hands of forces beyond their control” (Dunn 19). A variety of characters find themselves the victim in this story. First there are the queens, Hippolyta, forced into marriage to the man who defeated her, and Titania who is forced to adore an ass-headed man and give up her child....   [tags: Play Analysis, Shakespeare, Literature]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

- Never risk your heart to a fool, for if you do you will surely become one. Love can be found in many different ways, but the idea of true love is one’s opinion. Love can be foolish or amazing depending on who you are. Love is a dark and intangible feeling that often exposes its targets to danger, pain and suffering. Love is set out to be full of happiness, yet it works to weaken us, and drives us to depend on and to be sensitive of others. Love is built on a foundation of trust which can be broken at any time, a thin barrier between formality and chaos....   [tags: love, risk, foolish]

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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

- William Shakespeare would often use his literary works to make statements on social problems at the time. A Midsummer Night's Dream points out the problem between men and women by portraying many relationships, daughter and father, husband and wife, in which the man tries to impose his will upon the woman. Shakespeare chose to use an interesting outlook in A Midsummer Night's Dream, showing a play within a play to portray different endings to similar conflicts between father and daughter, one tragic, one gay....   [tags: men, women, power]

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Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- The Power of Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream Is love controlled by human beings who love one another or is love controlled by a higher power. There are many people who believe that a higher power has control over love. An example of a higher power would be a cupid, a flying angel-type creature who is supposed to shoot arrows at people to make them fall in love. There are other people who reject the idea that a higher power controls love and that the people who experience love can control it....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Kevin Kline's Movie A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Kevin Kline's Movie A Midsummer Night's Dream Theatre students are often told what not to prepare for an audition because some pieces have been done so many times they lose their meaning. Of Shakespeare’s entire canon, the two most often forbidden texts are Puck and Helena monologues from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Therefore, the two roles are often the most sought-after and coveted in the play when in production. However, in the 1999 film version, Kevin Kline as Bottom gets top billing. According to the rules of Elizabethan hierarchy, Bottom, being of the merchant class, is literally at the “bottom” of the social spectrum....   [tags: Kevin Kiline Midsummer Night's Dream Essays]

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Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

- Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare We have watched two versions of midsummer nights dream. The versions we have watched are: The BBC production, by Elijah Moshinsky made in 1981. The other one was made in 1995 and was an Adrian Noble version by Film 4. At the start of the play, both of them where very different. In the Elijah Moshinsky version, which is set in the civil war times, there was royal music being played. The music could be classed as Fan fair, the music faded when they started to talk....   [tags: Papers]

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William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

- William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream A Midsummer Night’s Dream could have easily been a light-hearted, whimsical comedy. Complete with a magic forest and a kingdom of fairies, it is an iconic setting for amorous escapades and scenes of lovers. But Shakespeare’s writing is never so shallow; through this romantic comedy, Shakespeare postulates an extremely cynical view of love. A Midsummer Night’s Dream becomes a commentary on the mystery of love, and lovers in general emerge shamed. Especially in the episodes among the four young Athenians, the lover is painted as a fickle creature, always changing his or her mind, and love as a passing phenomenon....   [tags: Shakespeare Midsummer Night's Dream Essays]

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Making Sense of Love in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

- Love in humans is a powerful element that makes life meaningful. Love with its’ presence, cause, and effect, has our four main couples in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” trying to make sense of love. In “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” we find four couple: Helena/Demetrius, Tatiana/Oberon, Theseus/Hippolyta, and Lysander/Hermia who find love after trials and errors for love can be irrational in nature. Things base and vile, holding no quantity. Love can transpose to form and dignity. Love looks, not with the eyes, but with the mind....   [tags: Patriarchal Authority, Amazonian Warrior]

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Sexuality in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

- “...So long as men can breathe or eyes can see/So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.” So ends the famous Sonnet 18, possibly Shakespeare’s best-loved sonnet of all. Shakespeare’s fame today comes almost exclusively for his writing that deals with feelings of love. Sonnet 18. Romeo and Juliet. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Hamlet and Ophelia and Antipholus and Luciana and Beatrice and Benedick and Antony and Cleopatra. All these examples of the guy falling in love with the girl and skipping off into the sunset with her....   [tags: hamlet, ophelia, viola]

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Love: The Great Equalizer in Midsummer Night’s Dream

- William Shakespeare has a habit of creating complicated plots, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream is no exception. Three distinct worlds are presented within the play, and the story’s theme is most prevalent when they collide or mirror one another. Shakespeare’s allusions very intentionally cast light on these themes as he uses them to develop characters, settings, and comedy. The point of that development is the effective delivery of the theme that love renders us equals. The first scene of A Midsummer Night’s Dream introduces a tangled web of lovers....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

- Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare Midsummer Night’s Dream begins in the palace of Theseus, Duke of Athens. Theseus a mythical Greek hero is about to marry Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, a mythical race of women-warriors. Hermia’s father, Egeus, comes before the Duke to ask that she be punished by law for disobeying him. Hermia wants to marry Lysander and Egeus wants her to marry Demetrius. The law he asks to be invoked provides that she die or enter a nunnery if she doesn’t obey her father....   [tags: Papers]

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