Similarities Between King Lear And A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Shakespeare, one of the greatest and most known poets of all time. Known worldwide and studied by many. Shakespeare had a talent in making plays that captivated important people and the commonwealth during his time of existence. While Shakespeare has long passed away, his writings have survived the age of time making it through generations of scholars, students, graduates and even writers in search of writing knowledge. Shakespeare made many plays, but not all were the same. Two interesting and captivating plays of his are the one of “King Lear” and “A Midsummer Night 's Dream.” The play King Lear, first performed on stage in December 26, 1606. King Lear is a play by William Shakespeare that took place in a tragic setting in which many conflicts …show more content…
In both plays we can find points in where love has taken place, like for example Lysander and Demetrius being in love with Hermia, and Regan and Gloucester fall in love with Edmund. Also both plays have the presence of mistaken identity and blindness of the characters. In King Lear, the King is too blind to see the evil of his two eldest daughters, and the good of his youngest daughter due to his selfish pride. In A Midsummer Night 's Dream Egeus does not see the love of her daughter to Lysander. In addition Oberon does not see his arrogance in getting the changeling from Titania. Adding on to the similarities in both plays there is rivalry. Lysander and Demetrius fight for Hermia, and Gloucester fights with Regan for Edmund. While both plays are similar they also differ greatly in which the setting of King Lear is more chaotic, and the setting of A Midsummer Night 's Dream is more dramatic. Also King Lear has war and death as part of the play, and ends in a tragic scene, while A Midsummer Night 's Dream has no death and ends in a happy ending. Overall, both plays are different from the way they end and also by the way they are composed, but nevertheless both are great plays by William Shakespeare that to this day remain authentic and appealing to

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