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Analysis A Midsummer Night's Dream By Shakespeare

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Analysis A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare

The story of A Midsummer Night's Dream was mainly about love and its abnormal dealings. In the play, Shakespeare tried to show that love is unpredictable, unreasonable, and at times is blind. The theme of love was constantly used during the play and basically everything that was said and done was related to the concept of love and its unpredictable ness. Shakespeare made all of the characters interact their lives to be based on each other’s. At first, everything was very confusing, and the characters were faced with many different problems. In the end, however, they were still able to persevere and win their true love, the love they were searching for in the first place.

The four young lovers each developed in their own ways. Hermia, the daughter of Egeus, was in love with Lysander from the beginning of the play. However, her father wanted her to marry Demetrius, which he thought was “suitable class for her”. Hermia was strong-willed and stubborn. She adamantly refused to be forced in to a marriage with Demetrius. A woman was not allowed to be blatant and rebellious in those times, especially against her father will. Still, Hermia did not care. She said that she will marry the man she loves or she will die unwed. Egeus is a terrible father to leave Hermia at a decision, which makes her choose between Demetrius’ hand in marriage and death.

Egeus found Hermia's choice of a husband unacceptable and took her in front of Theseus, the Duke of Athens. Theseus told Hermia that she must obey her father or die. Egeus is a terrible father to leave Hermia at a decision, which makes her choose between Demetrius’ hand in marriage and death. Hermia was lucky that Theseus was also in love and ready to get married otherwise he would have put an end to Hermia's behavior right away. Hermia was not going to give up her growing passion and desire for Lysander. She decided to run off into the woods with Lysander and get married.

The two ran in the woods, got lost, and settled down to rest until the morning. Hermia's love was still deep for Lysander, but she was not comfortable sleeping directly next to him. This showed that she still had her morals in tact and she made him sleep further away from her. As morning came, Lysander awoke before Hermia and, abandoned her because he was under the spell. When Hermia woke up and saw that her true love was missing, she quickly went to find him. Hermia never gave up on her love for Lysander. She only wanted him and nothing was going to stop her. Astonishingly she was able to pass all of the obstacles in her way and still retain the love for Lysander.

Lysander on the other hand was not able to hold on to his love for Hermia during the time in the woods. In the beginning he started out madly in love with Hermia and unable to hide his true feelings for her. He was forced by the spell to forget about Hermia and instead he wanted...

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