Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' A Midsummer Night 's Dream ' Essay

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There are many themes in William Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night 's Dream (1595 or 1596), the main theme of the play is love. The main plot of the play is composed of the interaction of two Athenian couples (Hermia and Lysander, Helena, and Demetrius), and Theseus (the duke of Athens), Hippolyta (Theseus ' soon to be wife)
Love is a major theme throughout the story. There are many different types of love between the different characters. First, there is noble love between Theseus and Hippolyta. Next is true love, which is shared between Lysander and Hermia. Also, Oberon and Titania share a magical love because both are fairies.
The story of A Midsummer Night 's Dream was that of love. Throughout the play, Shakespeare tried to show that love is unpredictable,
Unreasonable, and at times is blind. The primary focus in this play was love and its relation to marriage.

Thy love ne’er alters till thy sweet life end.” Hermia demonstrates her love for Lysander here as she tells Lysander of love in Act 2 sc. 2 54-61.
Oberon and Titania are not on the best of terms over an Indian prince given to Titania by the prince’s mother.
Demetrius: ³ Tempt not too much the hatred of my spirit,/ For I am sick when I do look on thee.² Helena: ³And I am sick when I look not on you.² (Act II, sc. i, lines 218-220) This piece of dialogue shows how much Demetrius is now in love with Hermia from just seeing…

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