Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare

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Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare
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Many miraculous events happen in Shakespeare's, "A Midsummer Night's
Dream." Magic is an extensive part of the play, as well as, the
incredible characters, including: Puck, Lysander, Hermia, Helena,
Bottom, and many more. A numerous amount of the characters play more
than one important part, to progress interest, in the play. But the
most important event in the play is that love and betrayal are the two
most crucial elements in the development of the play.

One of the characters, Lysander, loves Hermia. They are deeply in love
with each other and they care about one another very much. Lysander
says, "I will my Hermia" (1.1.227). What he means by this is that he
will do anything for her, and by justifying my, he is saying that they
are together, and Hermia is his one true love. "Content with Hermia!
No; I do repent the tedious minutes I with her have I spent. Not
Hermia but Helena I love" (2.2.111-113). Lysander betrays his love for
Hermia by getting a magical spell in his eyes to make him love Helena.
But he does not get this magic done to him just once, but twice. So,
he falls back in love with Hermia, and he stays with her for the rest
of eternity.

Another one of the characters, Demetrius, loves Hermia, just as
Lysander does. Demetrius says, "And here am I, and wood within this

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wood because I cannot meet my Hermia. Hence get thee gone, and follow
me no more" (2.1.196-198). He loves Hermia, but not Helens, and he
tells Helena to stay away from him. Later on, he gets the magical
spell in his eyes, and begins to love Helena, so he betrays his love
for Hermia. Lysander exclaims, "Helena a dieu: As you do on him,
Demetrius dote on you" (1.1.228-229)! Lysander says this because he
knows how greatly Helena loves Demetrius. Lysander only hopes that he
loves Helena, as much as she loves him, and he ends up doing so.

Titania is in love with Oberon, and Oberon loves her back. Oberon
says, "And thy fair virtue's force performance doth move me on the
first view to say, I swear, I love thee" (3.1.116-117). Titania and
Oberon are so much in love. Oberon shows his love in several ways. He
shows his love by expressing his feelings through words. Oberon is in
desperate need for the Indian boy, so he puts the magic potion into
Titania's eyes so that she is preoccupied, so he can acquire the
Indian boy. When Titania awakens from her sleep she sees Bottom with
an ass's head on, and she automatically falls in love with him. Oberon
puts the magical potion in her eyes once more, while she is sleeping,
and when she awakens once again, she sees Oberon and loves him once
for a second time. Titania says, "My Oberon! What visions have I seen!
Methought I was enamored of an ass" (4.1.72-73). She is surprised that
she fell in love with an ass, as she was betraying her love to Oberon.
Titania exclaims, "How came these things to pass? O, how mine eyes do
loathe his visage now" (4.1.75-76)! She thinks that what has happened
is all a dream, because she can't understand how she could do this to
her love.

In conclusion, love and betrayal are the two most crucial elements in
the development of the play. In the beginning, Lysander has always
loved Hermia, and Hermia has always loved him. By the power of magic,
potion gets in Lysander's eyes, and he betrays his love for Hermia and
falls in love with Helena. Luckily, he gets potion back into his eyes,
and he loves Hermia once again, as he always has. At first, Demetrius
has always loved Hermia, but Hermia has and always will be in love
with Lysander. To make things right, Demetrius gets potion into his
eyes, and when he awakens, he sees Helena. He falls in love with her,
and betrays his love to Hermia. It just so happens that Helena is in
love with him as well, so he doesn't get the magical potion in his
eyes a second time. So far so good, we have two happy couple in love.
Moving on to the beautiful Titania. She has always been in love with
Oberon. To get the little Indian boy as his servant, he puts the
magical potion into her eyes, while she is sleeping. When she awakens
she sees an ass, and she falls in love with him. So she, as well as
the other two characters, betrays her one true love. Fortunately, she
gets the potion put back into her eyes, and when she awakens once
again, she falls back in love with Oberon, as if it were all a dream.
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