Midsummer Night's Dream Context

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Texts and Contexts contains a passage from the book The Annals of England by John Stow which is an in depth analysis of english tradition in classical texts. The passage is entitled Bad Weather and dearth. It addresses the relationship between what Titania discusses in her explanation of the effect that the war between her self and Oberon has had on the natural world and real life occurrences of natural distress and famines that had happened in and around the lifetime of Shakespeare. The passage explains how for the first time in human history common people were beginning to blame the actions of human beings for the failures of the natural world around them. Much like today, the people most commonly blamed for the degradation for the environment were those with political power. The passage argues that the warring carries causing the human world hardships. What Shakespeare does in this play by placing blame on the fairy …show more content…
This is spite of the clear fact that Oberon was the one who cast the spell in the on Titania in the first. This resolution seems a bit out of character considering the malice with which initially Oberon drugged the queen, but perhaps it is more realistic that way. People tend to calm down after having time to reflect on why they are arguing with someone and perhaps that is what was being performed. This performance choice creates an Oberon who becomes more disappointed with himself at the end of the show and he is truly remorseful for having done such a nasty thing. This doesnt mean he ever apologizes for his actions, nor dose he vow not to do it again. All he's dose is tell Puck that he feels bad, which doesnt show all that much regret on the part of the fairy king (Hoffman A Midsummer Night’s

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