Essay on Strengths And Weaknesses Of A Midsummer Night 's Dream

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STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’S FEMALE CHARACTERS

In William Shakespeare 's play ‘A Midsummer Night 's Dream, ' women in the society are depicted to possess some limitations that limit their being while others are depicted to possess strengths that make them achieve in life. The world around which women live is full of limiting factors, factors that hinder the full expression of women’s interests. Examples of these situations are when Hermia’s father wanted to marry her to a person she did not love and when Titania gets to disagree with Oberon concerning the young Indian prince. However, women are strong enough to fight through the challenges and succeed. According to Shakespeare, women are not just figures to respond to framed wants rather they are capable of reasoning and expressing their wants. Strong women in the society carry out the role of shaping the society while weak women perform roles of making the world a difficult place to live in. Hermia comes out as a strong lady, one who knows the right thing for herself and can do anything to achieve it. She is depicted to play a role of a mature person who can bring change in the society. This is a role that Shakespeare bestows on women. One example is when her father insisted that she should marry Demetrius, she knew that was not the right person for her and hence planned to escape with the love of her life. From this example, it is clear that Hermia was mature enough to…

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