Essay about A Midsummer Night 's Dream By William Shakespeare

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Love is the primary concern in A Midsummer Night 's Dream by William Shakespeare. Love is presented in different types of variation throughout the play. Conflict in the play demonstrates the difficulties of romance, and involves a number of romantic elements. The most common love represented is in the form of a messy love triangle. All the characters in the play are either magically in love or naturally in love. Love as a whole consists of confusion, twisted affection, a bundle of mixed emotions, and power however in the end they will resolve themselves.
In this play Shakespeare demonstrates how love is messy but when it is left alone it works itself out. According to Shakespeare, "The course of true love never did run smooth" (Act I, Scene I). Throughout the play Shakespeare expresses the difficulty of true love and magic love and how true love triumphs in the end, bringing happiness and harmony to everyone. In the beginning Lysander loves Hermia and Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius and Demetrius loves Helena. The love triangle changes when Demetrius and Lysander, under the influence of Cupid 's potion, fall in love with Helena. This happened because Oberon tells Puck to put the juice of a flower on Demetrius, so he would fall in love with Helena. Puck becomes confused thinking Lysander was Demetrius and puts a spell on Lysander instead. Therefore, both Lysander and Demetrius end up falling in love with Helena.
Shakespeare reveals in the play how Demetrius…

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