A Midsummer Night 's Dream Essay

791 Words Oct 20th, 2014 4 Pages
A Midsummer’s Night Dream A Midsummer Night’s Dream was a marvelous interpretation of comedy and romance. In the play and the film the concept of love is interpreted in a rather unexpected and odd way. The reasoning behind this is the idea that love has difficulty. In other words, love is not always easy and can happen in the most shocking circumstances. In the film, A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed byMichael Hoffman, the demonstration of love is rather shocking and comical. Women are misled by cupids using potent love potions astray and men as well. Some instances the audience gets a rather crude example of love between a half man half donkey due to a magical spell and a female under love potion.
The idea of love being bumpy and occasionally challenges the character of the individual is portrayed in the story. For instance early in the play from The Norton Shakespeare, edited by Stephen Greenblatt, the character of Lysander utters an interesting line indicating this. “The course of true love never did run smooth,” comments Lysander, articulating one of: A Midsummer Night’s Dream’s most important themes that of the difficulty of love (Greenblatt, 817).Most of the conflict in the play stems from romantic elements. It is not truly a love story, due to the humor and love entranced characters by love potions. The audience moves from the emotions portrayed in order to jest at the characters struggles and afflictions in the story even though those in love suffer. The play…

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