Literary Criticism In A Midsummer Night's Dream By William Shakespeare

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A Literary Analysis of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” One of the most influential writers in the world was William Shakespeare. His works of art are praised and taught by teachers and professors all over the world. His works include “Romeo and Juliet”, “Hamlet”, and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Shakespeare’s plays were among the favorites of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. His plays were mostly based on Greek mythology. The play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is considered one of his strangest but most delightful work of art. In this paper, I will discuss why this play was considered by most as the strangest play. In Shakespeare’s work, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream, it follows, Theseus, the duke of Athens, and his fiancée, Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. As they are preparing for their wedding, a distraught father, Egeus, his daughter, Hermia, and Demetrius and Lysander come to him to ask his …show more content…
In today’s world, although the love triangle is plausible, the fairies and the secret potion put on people’s eyelids while they sleep could be considered make believe. Some people believe in magic potions but most people do not believe it. If today’s society ever rewrote “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, it could be performed in a dozen or more different ways. However, the main themes would always be the same. The love triangle between Hermia, Demetrius, Lysander, and Helena as well as the conflict between the fairy King and Queen is probably the most believable part of this story. William Shakespeare’s play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is one of the most unique works ever written at the time. His use of magic and fairies were unheard of during this time. However, odd the story, it is one of the best known plays Shakespeare has ever written. Although, not one of my favorite plays, it is a great example of the brilliant mind and unique talent of William

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