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A Comparison On Acts Between Romeo And Juliet And A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Shakespeare does interesting things with his texts and when you really look into them, it’s crazy how similarly they can be compared. The acts tend to play out in almost the same format if you comprehend them enough. Shakespeare does this in a very clever way which makes up one of the reasons why he is so amazing and so known. The two plays that are relatively close are Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The first three acts are of parallel structure. In Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in the first act of both plays they are similar by there being many different love mix-ups, in the second acts how now the two lovers are together and are on the path for their wedding, and in the third acts the love is mixed up and chaos breaks loose.
To start off, in the plays Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, they compare close in the first acts of the play by there being many different love mix-ups. Romeo is head over heels in love with Rosaline, but in a split second falls in love with Juliet. Love gets even more confusing when in the other play, Helena loves Demetrius, but he loves Hermia, while Hermia loves Lysander. Things couldn’t get more complicated, but as the play continues we all know that that statement is not true at all. Act one in both writings keep getting more and more chaotic as time goes by. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act I Scene I, lines 93-96 it reads, “Relent, sweet Hermia, and Lysander, yield thy crazed title to my certain right.” “You have her father’s love, Demetrius; let me have Hermia’s.” This shows that there was a disagreement in their love as well as in Romeo and Juliet.
To continue on, the second acts of Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream compare through how the two lovers are together and are on the path for their wedding. Romeo and Juliet’s marriage was such a short notice, as well as Lysander and Hermia’s. Even though Lysander and Hermia knew each other for more than a day, they still planned in the spur of the moment to run away and get...

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