A Midsummer Night 's Dream And Markus Zusak 's The Book Thief

1510 Words Jul 27th, 2015 7 Pages
Love. It surrounds everyone at any given moment, whether it is on television or if a loving couple are holding hands. The theme of love is especially present in literature. It entices people like magnets because of suspense, tensions, or because it is so easy to relate to. In the Bible, there are hundreds of passages which pertain to the theme of love. One of these passages includes an insightful message about what love feels and looks like. It says, “Love bears up under everything, it’s hopes are fadeless, and it endures everything” (1 Corinthians 13:7). But, the Bible is not the only source of love related themes. In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night 's Dream and Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, the theme of love is scattered among the many pages and are all related because of said theme. In A Midsummer Night 's Dream, the theme of love is displayed through looking beyond appearances, respect, miscommunications, jealousy, and accepting flaws. In The Book Thief, the theme of love is displayed through hardships, teasing, expressing emotions, appreciation, and selflessness. For all of these reasons, both works encompass the theme of love.
Appearances are not always everything in the case of love.This quote represents love because with true love, appearances are not the focal point. When someone is truly in love, they love because of how happy the pair can make each other, how they can be themselves around each other, and how they focus on the true embodiment of each of their…

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