Love is a light and sweet feeling that all people experience during their life. Love is one of the most popular themes that authors choose for their books. In most Shakespeare’s plays, love is the main conflict of the play and shown from different angles. In “A Midsummer night’s dream” events unfold around couples, such as Hermia and Lysander, who are willing to do anything for their love. Helena that tries to seek Demetrius’ love and Oberon that tries to take Indian boy from Titania, who also loves boy. Their situations are different but all of them are connected by the love. In this play, by couples’ actions, Shakespeare shows how love forces people do reckless things.
Hermia, for the sake of her love with Lysander, went against her father’s will, and laws of Athens’s. Her father Egeus said that Demetrius “hath [his] consent to marry her [Hermia] “(I.í.26) and “according to ...view middle of the document...
Helena, to be loved by Demetrius, gives all of her to him, even “to be used as [he] use [his] dog” (II í, 217). She shames and demeans herself, gives all of her, like mad, to love that not even requited. Demetrius let her clearly know “I love thee not; therefore peruse me not” (II.í.195), hence, get thee gone, and follow me no more” (II.í.201). Normal person after such words, will not want to continue seeking his love, but Helena even ok if he will “spurn”,” strike “or “neglect” and be “use [her] as spaniel” (II í, 212-213) ! If this is not called “crazy action”, then how to call such act?
Titania is so in love with Indian boy, that she had a fight over him with Oberon, her husband, and stopped watching over nature. It causes the “spring, the summer, the chilling autumn, angry winter, change their wanted liveries” (II.í.114-116). She stopped doing her duties which affects the human world. Oberon was also in love with the Indian boy. He was ready to do anything to get him for himself. To get boy he decides to find “love-in-idleness” and “watch Titania when she is asleep and drop the liquor of it in her eyes” (II.í.184-185) and “render up her page” (II.í.192). Oberon for love goes against his own wife, make her think that she fell in love with donkey head mortal and took her boy! Pretty reckles thing to do to be loved by little boy, to be with him. Love is crazy thing.
Shakespeare is very harsh on characters in the “Midsummer night dream”. He makes them struggle and do turretless things for the love. And it worth to be done, because ending for all of them were happy. Hermia married Lysander, Helena married Demetrius and Oberon got Indian boy and they make up with Titania. Maybe if they don’t do such crazy things, their love will simply die. Can the love be called “love” without craziness in it? Or will these characters be happy if they not risk for their loves, even though they looked foolish? Shakespeare showed in his play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” that love forces people do crazy thing, which than makes them stronger and braver.