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A Midsummer Night’s Dream By William Shakespeare

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A Misummer Night’s Dream is a comedy play written by William Shakespeare. In this play there are multiple themes however the most evident theme is love. Why is love an evident theme? It is an evident theme because the play commences with two Greek mythology characters─ the Duke of Athens, Theseus and Amazon queen Hippolita planning their marriage. However as Theseus plans his marriage he has to help Egeus persuade his daughter Hermia to marry Demetrius. Unfortunately both the Duke and Egeus failed to persuade Hermia into marrying Demetrius so the fairies (another set of characters. The fairies in this play consisted of goddess of chastity and Queen of fairies, Titania and King of fairies Oberon and his assistance Robin Goodfellow) decide to resolve this issue by involving a “western flower” whose juice “ will make…man or woman madly dote upon the next live creature it sees…” Through each and every action of the characters Shakespeare implies that love is makes us crazy, but it moves the world. Love is something that needs to be felt with the heart and once someone feel it, their life can change forever.

If you have loved, you will have realized that love is influential. It makes us do crazy things that we would probably never imagine doing in our lives. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a perfect example of love being influential. As mentioned previously Egeus and Thesues are trying to influence Hermia to marry Demetrius but Hermia does not love this man, she loves another man, Lysander. 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. It gives one the courage and strength to go against the world as well as parents for that someone special. Above all the tensions created by the discussion of marriage, Lysander deliver a quotes to his love Hermia. “The course of true love never did run smooth…” (Act 1, Scene 1, line 134) is a famous quote by Lysander. In the quote he conveys to readers that love is not perfect, it also has its ups and downs and that he and Hermia are going through a tough situation. Hermia and Lysander both love each other and have made a plan to meet in a forest and then escape Athens however the problem arises when Hermia has tells Helena this and she plans to tell Demetrius about this so that he will love her and not Hermia. The King of fairies− Oberon hears all this and decides to settle the dispute between all of them. He instructs his assistant Robin Goodfellow to search for Demetrius and put the love juice on his eyelids so that he is compelled to love Helena, he informs him...

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