Summary Of A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the popular work of William Shakespeare which was done between 1590 and 1597.The work follows under the genre of the comedy and since then it has been casted by many production house in the globe. Moreover it is done to portray the events around the marriage of Theseus who is the Duke of Athens to Hippolyta. In addition the cast is made up of six amateur actors who are under constantly manipulated and controlled by the fairies inhibiting the forest most of play is set. The play begins with the Hermia refusal to marry Egeus who is the father’s favorite but instead she is in love with Lysander. The analysis of the comedy is to show how the different roles each gender has to play within the film. Notably, the …show more content…
For instance the case of Hermia she should have obeyed her father by marrying the suitor presented to him rather than running away. Additionally running away and disobeying the rule of the society was against the requirement of women in the Athens society. The role of submissiveness is core in the Athens tradition and Hippolyta, fails to follow the expectation of the society when she runs away with a stranger who is not the fiancée or the husband. In the play women have pitted as in competition with each other and as result demeaning them. For instance Helena betrays the plan of Hermia to elope with Lysander to Demetrius with the aim of gaining his love. The above aspect shows how women conduct themselves in the society and as result they cannot be trusted with keeping important information to themselves. In the Midsummer, the men are portrayed as the supreme over women through exerting dominance and in some instance the use of violence with the aim of gaining control. For instance the union between Theseus and Hippolyta is marred with violence which aims at gaining control over the fairer sex the women. “Does he not say he wooed her by doing her injuries?” The above statement comes from Theseus and it is an indication of the strength he used to control and win the obedience as well as the submissiveness of his woman (De Sousa 67). In addition …show more content…
For instance in the case of Helena and Hermias are in competition and this results to either of them treating each other with contempt. According to the play it is logical to say that the greatest enemy of the women is women themselves. The competition the two best friends engages in demonstrates the how the society perceives women and as result they end up hating each other. The role of man in the society is to be the head of the family and control all the activities. In the play the men have being portrayed as the decision makers who decides what is supposed to happen within the society. For instance the men have the capability of choosing who will marry their daughters even without their consent. It is evident when Hermia has to be married by the Egius despite her protest. Moreover, the men are responsible for enacting legislation that govern the society, for instance the passage of the law that every woman must accept to be married by the suitor chosen by the their fathers and failure to will lead to death penalty. The play also portrays men as the dominant species over the women and as result they compete for everything in the society. In the play some like Demetrius are willing to kill in order to eliminate competition for

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