External Perspectives On A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Have you ever wondered why you choose to accept or reject an individual 's opinion depending on your interaction with them? Generally individuals prefer to be influenced by someone they trust, respect or look up to. The play A Midsummer Night 's Dream by William Shakespeare demonstrates how external perspectives influence the actions, beliefs and relationships of an individual. A Midsummer Night 's Dream is a play about betrayal, trust and friendship between the characters. The four main protagonists of the story are caught up in a love knot, where Hermia who is in love with Lysander is being forced to wed Demetrius the man her best friend Helena is in love with. In my personal viewpoint, I think that all individuals should be influenced in …show more content…
It can destroy or create a relationship. Helena makes decisions that impact her relationships poorly with many of the characters in the play. When Helena decides to betray her friend Hermia by telling Demetrius that she eloped with her lover Lysander. She was being influenced by Hermias beauty which she was comparing herself to. She felt jealous and so she thought that if she told Demetrius about Hermia and Lysander 's escape plan he would appreciate and pay attention to her. Hermias influence on Helena created a gap in their relationships, and this resulted to a bigger gap once Lysander was in love with Helena instead of Hermia. An influence between two or more partners can cause a misunderstanding between them and this can also change their way of looking at each other. Both Hermia and Helena felt betrayed and had lost trust in each other once Lysander was in love with Helena. While Helena thought that all three characters were toying with her feelings for Demetrius and were making fun of her including her best friend who she trusted and considered as her own sister. Hermia felt betrayed and lost trust on Helena because she thought that Helena stole her lover 's heart. The misunderstanding between the two of the characters broke their relationship. The two characters were so caught up in their own lives and how they were being impacted by others opinion they didn 't realize …show more content…
The individual’s beliefs can only be changed depending on the person who is influencing their decision. Usually, someone who is of higher education and is more experienced has more effect on the individual, however, a family member or a close friend can also impact the individual beliefs. I personally had experience of being influenced by several people I interact with. Depending on the relationship the individual and I have also has an effect on the amount of impact they can have on me. For example, my parents have more influence on my beliefs than my teachers or friends. I usually depend on my parent 's point of view rather than the people around me. considering I was taught and raised by them. I always put my parents opinion before anyone 's including my own. I was surrounded by their expectations. My parents are the only people I can trust during rough periods because I know that they want what’s best for me. Their expectations for me changes my beliefs even when I don’t approve of their opinion. An Individual 's beliefs can also be influenced by a peer 's opinion towards the individual. When a classmate receives higher marks than myself and I am not satisfied with what I achieved that results in me to working harder, I work myself until I reach the level I want to be proud of. I am often influenced by external perspectives because of my

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