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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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A Midsummer Night 's Dream By Theodore Geisel

- Pulitzer Prize award winning author Theodore Geisel writes, “You know you are in love when you cannot fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” Famed playwright William Shakespeare’s classic tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is a tale that covers the romantic pursuits of a slew of characters such as, an ass named Bottom and a beautiful fairy queen, Demetrius and Helena , and Lysander and Hermia. Shakespeare uses the utterly complex feeling of love in order to empower a plot that captivates the reader’s attention....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet]

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The Power of Magic in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

- In William Shakespeare’s book, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, magic is a powerful and useful tool for the characters that have the capability to use it. Some of the characters abuse the power of magic, while others are more responsible in how they use it. Oberon is one the characters that abuses the power of magic. Oberon’s magic has an immense impact on the plot of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. More specifically, Oberon’s magic affects his own life, the lives of other characters, and all the characters in the story experience his magic differently....   [tags: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Essays]

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William Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night 's Dream

- What makes a play funny. There is not a definite answer to that question. Every playwright has a different style and therefore a different answer. As far as Shakespeare goes, his comedic plays often involve or even revolve around chaos. Generally, some form of confused identity causes this chaos. Shakespeare wrote these scenes so that one of the characters misunderstands a situation or hears something out of context, leading to the comedic conflict of the play, which is ultimately resolved with a happy ending....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Comedy, 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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William Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night 's Dream

- As shown by the four lovers, and by others, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the conflict between reason and irrationality is pronounced. The characters struggle between reason and irrationality in their love lives, and in how they respond to other problems that arise in the play. This play stresses the irrationality of mortals, and how their decisions are based on their emotions. The fairies act as agents of comedy, blurring the lines between reason and irrationality, and exposing the vulnerability of mortals....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Puck, Love]

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William Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night 's Dream

- Hermia is in love with Lysander, however her father does not care. He wants her to marry Demetrius and at the beginning of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream it seems as though he is never going to change his mind and allow his daughter to choose the person she wants to spend the rest of her life with. As her father it is his right to choose whom she marries, and if he does not find a suitable suitor he is the one that will be taking care of his daughter for the rest of his life, and she would then become the responsibility of another male relative, until they either find a suitor for her, or she dies....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Marriage, Family]

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The American Dream

- "The American Dream" is that dream of a nation in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with options for each according to capacity or accomplishments. It is a dream of social stability in which each man and each woman shall be able to achieve to the fullest distinction of which they are essentially competent, and be distinguish by others for what they are, despite of the incidental conditions of birth or stance. The American Dream is often something that humanity wonders about....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Gatsby’s Unrealistic American Dream in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The term “American Dream” is defined as an idea which believes that all people have the possibility of prosperity and success. The idea first came from James Adams, a noted American writer and historian. He claimed, “Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability and achievement.” Therefore, the core concepts of the American Dream were closely linked to hard work and opportunity. However, this idea began to lose its value when people started to use unethical methods to become wealthy....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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The Is It A Dream?

- Life in general has many questions, is it real. Is it a dream. Or are creatures reliving their life as they die. In short, creatures decided what they see, feel, hear, and so on, are real. It is here that humans are seen either living life to the fullest. It is also seen in the religion of humans because some believe in their god as real without hard evidence, while others need hard evidence of a god. Overall all living creatures are able to decide their own fates either directly or indirectly. These are caused by the decisions animals make every second of everyday....   [tags: Thought, Mind, The Giver, Human]

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The Film Inception: Is It Possible to Control and Manipulate a Dream or Someone Else’s?

- “What is the most resilient parasite. Bacteria. A virus. An intestinal worm. An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed - fully understood - that sticks; right in there somewhere.” (Inception. Christopher Nolan. Emma Thomas. Film. Warner Bros Pictures.) And who can deny the ideas put into everyone’s mind that watched “Inception”. Begging the question, Is it possible to control and manipulate a dream or someone else’s....   [tags: film analysis, dream, idea]

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Degradation of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The Jazz age was a convivial time known for innovation, creativity, and women pushing the limits of their new found freedom, but it was also a time of mourning and loss after the end of World War I. The combination of these emotions is what made the roaring twenties so unique, yet unstable. Before the twenties, the American dream had been to earn a stable income and raise a family in the great country that is America, but during the twenties the American dream became much more diminished as people worked for riches and luxuries that only a few could afford....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Losing the Dream in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Novel The Great Gatsby

- In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby, George Wilson, and Tom Buchanan strive for contentment by achieving their American Dreams. For Gatsby, the American Dream consists of a higher social status, so he can pursue happiness in a relationship with Daisy Buchanan. He reveals his determination for this high status by rising from the poor lower class and living in wealthy West Egg; however, his inability to achieve his American Dream illustrates the impracticality of the dream....   [tags: tom buchanan, american dream]

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I Am Mexican and I Am Pursuing the American Dream

- Many immigrants face the day to day challenge of learning the primary language in a given country, making it a difficult task for them to communicate with other peers. Communication is the main component to our society, in which everyone is forced to learn the new language. The American dream is a journey to accomplish. Immigrants who enter this country come with a dream they want to pursue “the American dream,” by pursuing this dream they’ll overcome all of the obstacles brought upon them or so they believe....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Dave Holmes / Dream Job Winner

- DARE TO DREAM David Holmes competed for a chance to win Dream Job, a show where contestants compete each week against one another through a variety of challenges. On November 16, 2004, David Holmes won the contest and received a one-year contract with ESPN. He always dreamed of becoming a SportsCenter anchor and he never gave up on his dream. David Holmes is working today for one of the fastest growing networks in television. David Holmes had to take trivia tests and write essays for the audition of Dream Job....   [tags: Dare to 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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The Myth of the American Dream Exposed by Niall Ferguson and Timothy Noah

- The Myth of the American Dream Exposed in Niall Ferguson's "The End of the American Dream. How rising inequality and social stagnation are reshaping us for the worse." and Timothy Noah's "The Mobility Myth" The common stereotype of the American dream is a house with a white picket...   [tags: American Dream Essays]

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The American Dream

- missing works cited It is the intent of this paper to prove that the "American Dream" can best be explained as a "ciity upon a hill." "Ciity upon a hill" meaning being above and superior over those below. The Civil War, the imperialistic race of the 19th century, the Korean War, the KKK, and the Gulf War are all examples of the "American Dream" of superiority playing a part in American History. Each American has a different idea of this superiority, but nonetheless strive to achieve it, whatever it may be in....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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The American Dream: The Essence of America

- From the birth of America, to America today, the driving force and the heart of America has always been the “American Dream.” The “American Dream” is a goal for many of people who live in the realms of the Americanized world. I believe that the “American Dream” is controlling my own destiny, becoming successful, and living free. Examples of this dream are things like television, automobiles, supermarkets, malls, Internet, planes, trains, etc. The “American Dream” is success, freedom, and being able to control your own destiny....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have a Dream Speech

- Martin Luther King Jr. was introduced on that hot August day as the “Moral Leader of the Nation”. As such he played a key role in the Civil Rights movement. His “I have a dream” speech ensured that he would remain so because of its powerful impact. There are three main categories of reasons that it is regarded as one of the greatest speeches of all time. The first area is historical; the second is in regards to the technical aspects of the speech itself; while the final reason is spiritual. It is often said that the winners write the history books....   [tags: I Have a Dream Speech]

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The Pursuit of the American Dream by African Americans, Native Americans, and the Working Class

- America, for many, has long been a country where it was believed that you control your own destiny and prosperity. With hard work, persistence and struggle, success found in the “American Dream” can and will be achieved regardless of past social statuses and financial shortcomings. It is something that has rang true for most Americans, but certainly not without struggle. The late nineteenth century brought a great amount of obstacles to many groups of people living in America as they pursued comfort in social and economic aspects....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream ]

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Character and Conflict in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Othello

- Throughout William Shakespeare’s two plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Othello, characters deceive, manipulate, and cause another to transform. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oberon deceives and manipulates his own wife, and Robin does the same to a stranger. In Othello, Iago deceives and manipulates a fool and his own friend. Hypocritically, Iago consoles Othello when one of his friends seems to have betrayed him: “Men should be what they seem, / Or those that be not, would they might seem none” (Oth....   [tags: a midsummer's nigth dream, shakespeare]

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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 Neo-Aristotelian Essay on Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech

- On April 24th 2014, the entertainment television channel TMZ released an audio record of a conversation between Donald Sterling, the owner of the professional basketball team Los Angeles Clippers, and his girlfriend. In the conversation, Sterling expressed his extreme racism towards the African Americans. He specifically told his girlfriend, “You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that… and not to bring them to my games.” Sterling’s recorded conversation immediately invoked a series of protesting reactions from a great deal of public figures within and outside the basketball field....   [tags: I Have a Dream Essay]

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Corruption in Dream of a Ridiculous Man

- Imagine Dostoevsky, a man considered to be (and self proclaimed) of new found faith, ripped to shreds of contradiction and falsehood because of a ridiculous man, and his dream. The crucifier is Wasiolek, who stems off the traditional train of sacrament, and demands the interpretation of The Dream of the Ridiculous Man to be different. Only a radically brave critic could accuse Dostoevsky of "placing some cherished truth in the mouth and being of a self-interested person," and be respected for it....   [tags: Dream of a Ridiculous Man]

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Great Expectations And William Shakespeare 's Play A Midsummer 's Night Dream

- When given the opportunity, people change themselves in order to find love. One often feels as though his or her identity does not possess the proper qualities for love and seeks to develop the qualities in which he or she believes she needs. The search to find love and the search to protect love causes people to seek new identities. Imagine a young girl in middle school. The girl likes another student, however she feels as though he will not like her for her real identity. She starts to wear more make-up and does not hang out with her old friends, who she does not see as fit enough to spend time with her....   [tags: Love, A Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Comic Relief in William Shakespeare’s A Midnight’s Summer Dream

- One of William Shakespeare’s best remembered plays for its comical and ironic tone is A Midnight’s Summer Dream. There were characters designed to be humorous and that alone. Puck and Bottom behave very much alike, and have similar roles for different people. Both Puck and Bottom are comic relief characters in one way or the other. Both of them are needed for the play, because Puck’s spirits controls the whole story, which sets the tone for it, and Bottoms comic relief for the audience and play....   [tags: A Midnight’s Summer Dream]

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The Illusion of the American Dream

- People will journey far and wide, traverse the entire continent, suffer all manner of pain and suffering, if they believe that, in the end, they will be rewarded. That is why it comes as no surprise when people from other countries struggle to get to America, believing the ancient tale of "the American Dream", convinced that they will finally make it big in this land of riches. But they find out it is not like that. The American dream is the idea held by many in the United States of America that through hard work, courage and determination one can achieve prosperity....   [tags: The Myth of the American Dream]

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The American Dream, the Global Nightmare

- There is no escape. It encompasses every factor of the modern American lifestyle. It all begins with "The American Dream," in which everyone strives to become part of the ideal, the obsession, that supposedly defines how happiness can be obtained. But happiness is not, contrary to the beliefs of the American Dreamers, measured on a checklist including 2.5 kids, 1 dog, 1 cat, quaint house in suburbs, white picket fence, 2 car garage, freshly mowed lawn, etc. That image is a facade over the ever-crumbling ashheaps of our world....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Unreality in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Unreality in A Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is a play that encompasses three worlds: the romantic world of the aristocratic lovers, the workday world of the rude mechanicals, and the fairy world of Titania and Oberon. And while all three worlds tangle and intertwine during the course of the play, it is the fairy world that has the greatest impact, for both the lovers and the mechanicals are changed by their brush with the "children of Pan." For those whose job it is to bring these worlds to life in the theatre -- directors, designers, actors -- the first questions that must be answered are: just what do the fairies look like, and how is their world diffe...   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Immigrants and the American Dream

- Since the start of the twentieth century America has attracted people all over the world to relocate and start a new life. For many coming to America was a chance for a better life and new things. They all had something in common, they all had a dream, that dream was the "American Dream". In the present day the desire to achieve the dream hasn't changed. However, the idea of the American Dream, brings up a lot of questions. What is the American Dream. Who defines it. Can it be achieved. Lastly, should everyone have a chance to achieve it....   [tags: Essay on the American Dream]

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The Personified Dream: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The American Dream was the ideal goal for most common people across 1920’s America. These citizens, regardless of their social status and family history, strived to become accomplished first-class socialites. Even though they struggled to grasp this materialistic dream, high class citizens- specifically those born into wealth- already reached this heavenly goal. Truly, this makes the wealthy ultimately the American Dream themselves because of their granted status that the common people desired....   [tags: daisy, american dream, first class societies]

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Fighting To Maintain the American Dream

- The American Dream is defined as "An American ideal of a happy and successful life to which all may aspire." As Americans, we strive to live a life where we work to support our families while enjoying the freedom to raise our children as we choose and enjoy quality time with friends and family. Throughout our country's history, we have been through many trying times where these freedoms have been tested and our values have been misled. However, through it all, these events have made us stronger as a nation and taught us what it really means to be American....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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The American Dream in Literature

- The ideology of the American Dream can be traced back to the flood of immigration in the early twentieth century. Families from European Countries sailed on boats from months to read the great promise America held. They left their home countries and everything they had to lead successful and prosperous lives in the US. Another form of the American Dream arose in the 1950s after the US successfully win World War II. Young men came back to their young wives and had many children, hence the name “baby-boom generation.” Soon Levittowns sprung up around the country, cookie-cutter houses divided by pristine white picket fences, to handle the population increase....   [tags: Essay on the American Dream]

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Dreaming the Dream in The Great Gatsby, and Of Mice and Men

- The American Dream has long been thought the pinnacle idea of American society. The idea that anyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, or financial status, could rise from the depths and become anything they wanted to be with no more than hard work and determination has attracted people from all around the world. Two writers from America’s past, however, have a different opinion on the once-great American Dream. F. Scott Fitzgerald and John Steinbeck have given the public their beliefs on the modern Dream through the novels they have written, The Great Gatsby, and Of Mice and Men, respectively....   [tags: American Dream F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck]

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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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What is the American Dream?

- The American dream is the idea (often associated with the Protestant work ethic) held by many in the United States of America that through hard work, courage and determination one can achieve prosperity. These were values held by many early European settlers, and have been passed on to subsequent generations. What the American dream has become is a question under constant discussion. THE AMERICAN DREAM TODAY In the 20th century, the American dream had its challenges. The Depression caused widespread hardship during the Twenties and Thirties, and was almost a reverse of the dream for those directly affected....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s American Dream

- Throughout history America has been the arriving place of immigrants searching for a better life. America is perceived as the land were endless opportunities are available. The greatest explanation of the American dream is Martin Luther King, Jr. speech; I Have a Dream. Dr. King speech is more like a testimony of truth, rather than a speech. At the time of his speech African Americans were not free, while the Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal. Dr. King’s movement established the way for the idea that there is an American dream....   [tags: American Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr., ]

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The Fallacy of the American Dream in Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby"

- The Roaring Twenties, The Jazz Age; these were just some of the names for the 1920s. However, all those fancy names do not actually describe the essential motivations of the people in the 1920s. In actuality, the 1920s were an age of conformity, false aspirations due to the American dream, and the obsession with social class statuses. What is the American dream. The simplest version of the American dream is a nice house and family, with the white picket fence in the front yard. For many families this dream came true, but for others, it was not quite possible to achieve....   [tags: American Dream, 1920's, USA, history, Fitzgerald, ]

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A Midsummer Night 's Dream By William Shakespeare

- At it’s heart, love is a chemical reaction. Norepinephrine, dopamine, oxytocin and serotonin work together to create a cocktail of passion, desire, and that heart-fluttering feeling of love. There are varying levels, of course, like there is with anything. Love that is short and fatal, and love that is long and everlasting. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a play by William Shakespeare, seeks to explore love in through a critical lense of reality, and the blur of the fantastic. Using a particular sprite as his tool, Shakespeare drafts and builds a dialectic surrounding love that never reaches completion; that is, he never answers the questions he composes through the play using metaphors, charact...   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love, Fairy, Titania]

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

- Jewel Gaddy Mrs.Ammons English 10 5-1-15 The internet defines love as a feelings of deep affection or a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes. In Shakespeare 's Midsummer Night’s Dream, everyone is blinded by love which causes conflict.The plot of this story consists of four lovers: Hermia, Lysander, Helena, and Demetrius.Initially Hermia loves Lysander, and Demetrius loves loves Helena.Eventually Forced love, lust, and misconceptions of love, fall into place causing a lot of commotion among the four lovers....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love, Helena, Puck]

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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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William Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night 's Dream

- One artist, poet and playwright has greatly inspired me with his iconic pieces of literature, “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” (William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) William Shakespeare is known for many pieces of literatures from his sonnets to plays. But it’s his iconic plays that have inspired me to the works of Shakespeare. The depth of Shakespeare’s characters and unique story-telling devices that he uses to keep audiences intrigued into the play is amazing. Not only does Shakespeare’s literature make me want to become a better writer, but also a better person as his literature digs deeply into humanity....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Love]

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William Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night 's Dream

- Strange Magic: The Importance of Love and Gender in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare was a theatrical genius; bewitching audiences everywhere with his artful language. Even his lightest plays have serious undertones to them. Each one depicts life as it once was, complete with the rules and expectations which were common at the time. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare reflects society’s views on love and gender, both in his own time and in ancient Athens. The play opens with a conversation between Theseus and his fiancée, queen Hippolyta....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love, Hippolyta, Puck]

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Analysis Of The Play ' Midsummer Night 's Dream '

- The play that I went and saw was Midsummer Night’s Dream at the University Theatre. This play was set in a proscenium venue because the audience was in front of the stage facing the actors. The playwright of this play is William Shakespeare and it was directed by Kirsten Brandt. This play centered around a bunch of lovers who get trapped in an absurd love triangle that is caused by the use of a love potion. There are many characters in the play but the most important one would be Hermia, who is the daughter to Egeus....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love, Puck, Marriage]

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A Midsummer Night 's Dream By William Shakespeare

- In the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, love plays a huge role in the actions and consciences of many of the characters. Although the play is a comedy, it gives incite of Shakespeare’s view of women how they were treated during his time. Women usually had to marry men who they didn’t love and it was inevitable that women were to become solely dependent on men. Similar to many writers, Shakespeare expressed his opinions on sensitive subjects through his works. Shakespeare’s portrayal of women at his time were that they could allow themselves to be rebellious and vulnerable only when influenced by love....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love, Helena, Puck]

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The American Dream Today

- What is the American Dream, and who are the people most likely to pursue its often elusive fulfillment. Indeed, the American Dream has come to represent the attainment of myriad of goals that are specific to each individual. While one person might consider a purchased home with a white picket fence her version of the American Dream, another might regard it as the financial ability to operate his own business. Clearly, there is no cut and dried definition of the American Dream as long as any two people hold a different meaning....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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A Different Reality Than You : An Analysis On Descartes ' Dream Theory

- This Essay Could be in a Different Reality Than You: An Analysis on Descartes’ Dream Theory The idea that reality, is in fact a dream (or simply not what we perceive it to be) is seen time and time again in our culture. Alice in Wonderland, The Matrix, and even Buffy the Vampire Slayer are all examples of how much influence this idea that we are living in a dream-like, revers-reality environment has affected us, as a culture. However, one of the original perpetrators of this science-fiction-esque theory was René Descartes....   [tags: Dreaming, Dream, Meditations on First Philosophy]

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Analysis of Dream Children

- Analysis of Dream Children      The question is asked as to why Gail Godwin titles her story "Dream Children" when it seems that only one dream child is mentioned. It is simply because there is more then one dream child, and they are present in more places then just the McNair’s house. Gail Godwin makes the assumption that many people are or were dream children, including Mrs. McNair. Mrs. McNair was a dream child when she was young, and she has carried the special abilities of dream children with her into adulthood....   [tags: Dream Children Essays]

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The American Dream Facade

- If the American Dream had to be captured within a frozen image, how would the visualization be conveyed. For the majority of today's society, the image would likely include the traditional father, mother, and child(ren) standing pleasantly beside a moderate two story home, a well kept lawn, and neatly trimmed hedges. In the background of this family portrait, a guarded and welcoming neighborhood would appear, complete with similar home designs and family arrangements lining its streets. In other words, the image of the American Dream resides within the typical American suburb....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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The Character Henry in John Berryman's The Dream Songs

- The Character Henry in John Berryman's The Dream Songs The question that continuously puzzled me as I read through the poems was, "Who is Henry?". He is the main character in John Berryman's The Dream Songs, yet he is very mysterious. He is likely to show up in almost every poem in the book. Analyzing this character is confusing because he is mentioned so many times and in so many different contexts that it is hard to decipher exactly who he is, however it is possible that even the author is not exactly sure who he is....   [tags: Dream Songs]

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

- In a period of time where few were willing to listen, Martin Luther King, Jr. stood proudly, gathered and held the attention of over 200,000 people. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was very effective and motivational for African Americans in 1963. Many factors affected Kings’ speech in a very positive manner; the great emotion behind the words, delivering the speech on the steps of the memorial of the President who defeated slavery. And not only was this message beautifully written for the hope of African Americans, but the underlying message for white people, revolution and peace....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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

- Martin Luther King’s speech was made after the March on Washington on August 28, 1963. He delivered the “I Have a dream” speech on the Lincoln Memorial steps. He verbalized this speech to millions of people blacks and whites. This is one of the greatest speeches because it has many elements like repetition, assonance and consonance, pathos, logos, and ethos. Repetition in M.L.K.’s Speech Martin Luther King uses a lot of repetition in his speech. They are scattered throughout but very close. One of the repetitions in his speech is “I have a dream.” He uses this phrase to show what he sees in the future of America....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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

- Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was made to thousands of people at the Washington Monument while facing the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963. Dr. King called upon Americas to consider all people, both black and white, to be united, undivided and free. His rhetoric harkened back a hundred years past when the Emancipation Proclamation was enacted during Abraham Lincoln’s term as president which abolished slavery and allowed all people living in America to be equal and have equal rights....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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

- After 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln gave African American slaves their freedom in society they were still not treated as equals. In August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C Martin Luther King Jr. gave the speech “I Have a Dream” that impacted the nation. The twenty-six-year-old pastor of the city's Dexter Avenue Baptist Church had to show the grievances of his people, justify their refusal to ride on Montgomery's city busses, and encourage them in peaceful way. In the “I have a dream” speech given by Dr....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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

- "I Have A Dream" is a mesmerizing speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was delivered to the thousands of Americans on August 28, 1963, during the March on Washington. Aimed at the entire nation, King’s main purpose in this speech was to convince his audience to demand racial justice towards the mistreated African Americans and to stand up together for the rights afforded to African American under the Constitution. To further convey this purpose more effectively, King cleverly makes use of the rhetorical devices — ethos, pathos and logos — using figurative language such as metaphors and repetition as well as various other techniques e.g....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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

- Dr. King is an emotional, inspiring and strong speaker. His " I Have A Dream" speech tugs a deep root war of emotions in every American’s heart; therefore, this speech is the perfect display of pathos. Even though pathos overwhelm logo and ethos, they also very much present in his speech. On August 28, 1963 Dr. King made his way to Washington Mall from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial to commit his speech to his fellow Americans. Dr. King commands his speech during an ironic period time of America history....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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

- The famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. at the historic March in Washington in August 1963 effectively urged the US government to take actions and to finally set up equality between the black and white people in America. Although there were many factors that contributed to the success of the speech, it was primarily King’s masterly use of different rhetorical instruments that encouraged Kennedy and his team to take further steps towards racial equality. King effectively utilizes numerous linguistic devices, such as metaphors, anaphoras, allusions, and provides an abundance of specific examples in his address and this all makes the speech more convincing and me...   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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

- Rhetoric: "The use of words by human agents to form attitudes or induce actions in other human agents....The use of language as a symbolic means of inducing cooperation in human beings that by nature respond to symbols." If Kenneth Burke is correct, then I would propose that speakers who use the technique of Rhetoric properly will thoroughly "induce" their listeners to action. Perhaps no other speech nor speaker eloquently used rhetoric, amongst other speaking techniques, to evict such emotion, persuasion, and call to action as the "I Have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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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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The French Romanticism Of Moliere And Shakespeare 's Midsummer Night 's Dream

- The French neoclassicism Tartuffe by Moliere and Shakespeare Midsummer Night’s Dream are comedies that use dishonesty and foolish love to teach life lessons. They begin their lessons from the onset of their titles (Miller, Reinert, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Molière, Shakespeare, Ibsen, Čehov, Shaw, Glaspell, O 'Neil, Williams, Miller, Hansberry, Fugard, Jones, and Wilde 1). Tartuffe refers to an individual considered a religious hypocrite. In the play, Orgon falls for Tartuffe’s dishonesty blindly when he believes him over his family....   [tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Marriage, Love]

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The American Dream: Making a Better Life

- The American Dream is a personal thing. Every person’s belief or thought on what the American Dream is different than anybody else’s. There is one noticeable common thread between every conceivable Dream though: the dream is to live a better life socially, monetarily, or contentedly than your parents did. The conflicts at the time helps determine what aspect of life you wish to improve upon, but it will always be the same principal as long as America stands free. Dr. Martin Luther King lived in a time of Racial Segregation....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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The American Dream: Too Frequently a Nightmare

- I think that the American Dream is a social ideal based on equality in social, political and economic rights and privileges. The constitution of this country suggests that every person who lives on American soil is free. In the United States’ Declaration of Independence our founding fathers:"…held certain truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." I consider these words to be the foundation of the American Dream....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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August Strindberg's A Dream Play

- August Strindberg's A Dream Play August Strindberg wrote A Dream Play in 1901, a time in which women had few rights and a long road yet to travel in the fight to acquire equal rights with men. Given that Strindberg himself was a notorious misogynist, it is interesting to analyze the presentation and evolution of A Dream Play’s principle character: Indra’s Daughter. She travels from “the second world [and into] the third” (147, 17) by accident, but enters with optimism and faith in finding happiness in the human world....   [tags: August Strindberg Dream Play Essays]

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The American Dream: Life, Liberty and Freedom

- The basic idea of the American Dream generally has stayed the same throughout time, although the majority of Americans seem to take the Dream for granted. The first settlers arrived to the New World in search of a treasure: life, liberty, and freedom. This treasure was and still is the American Dream. Now people from all over the world come to America in search of the same Dream; some even die trying. People were not as materialistic as people are now; they just wanted happiness. As time passed, people became more materialistic and began to take for granted what they were born with....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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The American Dream: Keeping Up With The Joneses

- The American Dream is different for everyone, though it is most commonly associated with success, freedom, and happiness. The concept of the American Dream seems to have dwindled from where it was in the past few generations. It has gone from success, freedom, and happiness to having lots of money and the nicest possessions. It has been said that Americans are no longer trying to keep up with the Joneses, and instead looking at celebrities and the characters they portray in films or on television and therefore expect to have greater, more expensive possessions....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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The American Dream: To Get Rich Quick

- Traditionally, Americans have sought to realize the American dream of success, fame and wealth through thrift and hard work. However, the industrialization of the 19th and 20th centuries began to erode the dream, replacing it with a philosophy of "get rich quick". A variety of seductive but elusive strategies have evolved, and today the three leading ways to instant wealth are large-prize television game shows, big-jackpot state lotteries and compensation lawsuits. In this article, Matthew Warshauer, Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University, examines why so many Americans are persuaded to seek these easy ways to their dream....   [tags: Essay on the American Dream]

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The Character of Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- The Character of Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream      Considered one of William Shakespeare's greatest plays, A Midsummer Nights Dream reads like a fantastical, imaginative tale; however, its poetic lines contain a message of love, reality, and chance that are not usually present in works of such kind. All characters in the play are playful, careless and thoughtless, and Puck: one of the central characters in the play: is significant to the plot, tone, and meaning of A Midsummer Nights Dream, thus becoming a representative of the above-mentioned themes....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Puck and Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Puck and Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream       When James Joyce was a teenager, a friend asked him if he had ever been in love. He answered, "How would I write the most perfect love songs of our time if I were in love - A poet must always write about a past or a future emotion, never about a present one - A poet's job is to write tragedies, not to be an actor in one" (Ellman 62). I mention this because - after replacing the word "comedy" for "tragedy" and allowing a little latitude on the meaning of the word "actor" - Joyce is subconsciously giving A Midsummer Night's Dream's argument about the role of the artist....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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The American Dream Defined by Various Authors

- More than half a century ago people from countries all over the world came to America. America at this time was the greatest place to be. You could restart your life, or as it was described as the land of opportunity. This was a place where you were judged by not who your father was, but what you make of your self. Most came for a better life, while some came for political reasons. The older immigrants came from Europe and the newer ones came from Asia. Half of the immigrants settled in cities across the country....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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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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The American Dream: The Biggest Lie of All

- The American Dream is referred to by many people as the reason to come to America. It is, or so they say, the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. Unfortunately they are incorrect, there truly is no American Dream, it is all an illusion given to us by our founding fathers as a reason for the inequality in which people are treated. I have lived in this country for 16 years now and have all the patriotic bullshit about how we give everyone equal opportunity and how everyone is equal in the eyes of the law....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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The American Dream vs The American Myth

- After being stuck en route for an enormously long period of time, would you think that the destination had better be worth all the time spent getting there. Many people would say yes. Think about it. If you were on a journey which lasted months, possibly years of your life, you would want to arrive at your destination seeing the same thing you had dreamt of during the trip. What if, when you got there, you discovered that the dream was actually a myth. The American settlers discovered just that....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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The Dream Of A Dream

- Even though dream catchers are a common part of modern society and can be found almost anywhere, whether it is an actual dream catcher or just the image; however, it has not always been this way. Dream catchers are web-like objects developed by Native Americans that are believed to catch bad dreams in their web and allow only the good dreams to flow through making their way to the person sleeping below. But how did this object originally intended to prevent nightmares from occurring reach the state of popularity that it has achieved today....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Peter Noyes and The Beginning of the American Dream

- The quest for truth and Justice, for social and economic equality. A place where everyone had a fair change at making it big. America. America. The land of the FREE and the home of the brave, set your sail and travel to the New World of wonder and where your wildest dreams come true. Through the eyes of Peter Noyes you can see a drastic change in America. Within his lifetime the American Dream became real, and the ways of life became a lot better. When Peter left England he left an entire system of rules and regulations unknown to the settlers in the New World....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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The American Dream: Success, Happiness, And Money

- I believe that the American Dream today is based on success, happiness, and money. The reason i think this is because the reason people go through all those years of schooling is to become succufal, in return for being successful you make money, and because of money you can get and do the things you want, which in return makes you happy. Happiness is not all money, it also has to do with love. Lets first start off talking aboutnthe success, and money part. American children start school at the tender age of four....   [tags: American Dream Essays]

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The American Dream in Three Historical Films

- In a small, flat world, society exists only within itself. The people preoccupied in their own universe simply cannot fathom a world outside their own. Some historians cite the first gleam of a true "American Dream" didn't surface until the first colonization. However, in three historical films, recreations of very early distinctions in the very first American dreams are exposed for their accuracies and their faults. The spirits that voyaged onward, heading for a land of riches and freedom, had many characteristics in common....   [tags: Essay on the American Dream]

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My American Dream

- "I have a dream." Martin Luther King was a man with a dream, a man that would later die for that same dream. We all have dreams. No matter how small or how large, we all have them. What are my dreams. Well, my dreams run hand in hand with three of our five themes this year. They are "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter," "A Chicken in every Pot; a Car in every Garage" and "To the Beat of a Different Drummer." How do my dreams match these that are what so many desire. One is the struggle to love; two is to be successful in both family and career; three is to follow God....   [tags: Essay on the American Dream]

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My American Dream

- It seems that so often the subject of economic standing and wealth, are said synonymously with the phrase "The American Dream". It seems that it takes money to be happy and economic stature to be accepted; however, many people who fall into this trap out of ignorance will never achieve "The American Dream" they strive towards. The cliché, "In America, you can be whatever you want," always brings a smirk to my face. I am not a cynical person, but this just isn't true. If I decided I wanted to be the star of the next Academy Award winning hit, no matter how much I "want" it, it is not guaranteed to happen....   [tags: American Dream Essays]

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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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