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Is Love As Easy As They Say?

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Shakespeare’s plays present many messages. They all have similarities. One is the theme of love. Shakespeare talks of young couples falling in love in many of his plays. Love is portrayed as an incredible thing. Everyone wants to fall in love. It is thought up to be truly wonderful and flawless. Many think that this certain connection between two people is perfect. True love is what kids hear about throughout their whole life. Many movies kids watch display this. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and even The Little Mermaid are about true love. The movies are based on these princesses finding their prince charming and falling in love to live happily ever after despite what obstacles they might face along the way. However in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare proves that, “the course of true love never did run smooth” through the lovers getting mixed up due to cupids juice from the flower, Oberon and Titania fighting over the changeling boy, and the performance of Pyramus and Thisbe.

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the quote “the course of true love never did run smooth,” is first proved by the lovers getting mixed up because of cupid’s juice from the flower. When Oberon tells Puck to put the juice into the eye of a young Athenian boy who rejects the love of a sweet Athenian lady, Puck sees Lysander and assumes Oberon was speaking of him. Demetrius was obviously the one whom Oberon was speaking of but Puck sees Lysander first. Lysander was sleeping next to Hermia, his true love. He wakes to see Helena, who had been ditched by Demetrius. Lysander, under the spell of cupid’s juice from the flower, is now in love with Helena. When Demetrius lays down for a nap, Puck puts the juice into his eyes as well. Helena is the first one he sees. When seeing her he instantly falls in love. “And I’d run through fire I will for thy sweet sake!” Now both Lysander and Demetrius went from being in love with Hermia, to now being in love with Helena. Puck finally did remove the spell from Lysander and everything was ok. However, everything became more difficult than it should have been. All Hermia and Lysander wanted to do was sneak out of the city limits so they could marry each other without any restrictions. They truly loved one another and just wanted to be together. If it weren’t for Hermia’s father and Demetrius, these two could have easily just got married and wouldn’t have had to go through all this trouble. People are always getting in the way, especially adults. This is also displayed many times throughout Romeo and Juliet.

The quote in A Midsummer Night’s Dream,”the course of true love never did run smooth,” is also proved by the fact that Oberon...

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