Essay about A Midsummer Night 's Dream

1049 Words Oct 15th, 2015 5 Pages
Everybody is born with an innate fear of the dark. People instinctively abhor the unknown, and they dread the chaos and disorder that they believe lies in the shadows. Yet A Midsummer Night’s Dream challenges the notion that chaos, trickery, and deceit are perils that always end in disaster. Instead, the green world of the unknown and the disarrayed is where the four lovers: Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius, and Helena finally find peace and true love. The very chaos that many impulsively dread is the primary factor that allows for the harmonious resolution of the play. Robin, nicknamed Puck, is the main source of disruption and deceit, and he is able to use cunning and chaos to his advantage because he is not playing pranks because of ill will, only a desire for entertainment. In fact, the chaos Puck causes allows for the four lovers to exhibit unrestrained human nature and find true love. Puck’s lighthearted motivation for causing chaos in A Midsummer Night’s Dream allows him to exemplify the admirable properties of chaos and trickery by using it to bring out the best of human nature.
The reason why Puck’s attempts at trickery and confusion do not end in disaster is because he is not motivated by malice or malevolence, instead he is motivated by amusement and jest. None of Puck’s pranks are harmful or detrimental to people, they are all done for fun. A fairy describes Puck as: that shrewd and knavish spirite… That frights the maidens of the villagery,
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