The Importance Of Dreams In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, dreams can be magical, serious, intense, and playful. During the play the dreams present sexual nature, love, and desire to predict the future. While the play is going on the characters move in and out of what is seen as real or a reality, and their own dreams. The dreams are shown through the characters emotions and it affects the outcome of the play. Dreams are a vision that is seen when someone is asleep, there are two different types of dreams in this play. First there is a normal dream when someone falls asleep and dreams about something in there life that happens to them. Then there is the lucid dreams where someone can’t control their own dream, the dream rather just flows and fulfills personal …show more content…
Her other choices is to become a nun or die, neither of these is appealing to her. Both Theseus and Egeus forcing Hermia into one of these choices brings up the austerity that would come into her life. The unwanted marriage along with the austerity of her life being simple and plain was not what Hermia wanted. Hermia and Titania relate to each other in the fact that they are taken over by male authority. Hermia was taken over by her father and she showed how she was a disobedient daughter, while Titania is a unruly wife. Oberon uses his male authority to try and show Titania her respect. Oberon and Titania then see each other, “Ill met by moonlight, proud Titania!, What jealous Oberon? Fairies, skip hence. I have forsworn his bed and company. Tarry rash wanton! Am I not thy lord?” (2.1.60-64). Oberon first makes a wise comment about how it was not nice to see Titania, but Titania being an unruly wife replies back with an impertinent comment. She asks Oberon if he is jealous and that she will never sleep with him again. For a women to say this to a powerful figure especially as a wife is very …show more content…
Oberon made a fool out of his unruly wife by putting a potion juice over his wife’s eyes and making her fall in love with an ass. After Oberon had enough of seeing his wife with an ass he told Puck to get her back and have her fall in love with him again. The desire for love is a reoccurring theme that is shown throughout all of the play. Demetrius and Lysander both desire love for Hermia, while Hermia only desires love for Lysander. Helena desire for Demetrius complicates the whole situation because nobody is there to love for Helena. The characters in the play show the human desire for love and during the play it is shown that once there is a belief of love it can be easily thrown away. Helena has the toughest position due to her loving Demetrius while she knows he does not love her back. Once Demetrius and Lysander are put under Oberon’s spell or potion it is hard for her to understand why they all of a sudden have a desire to love her over Hermia. Helena states “If you were men, as men you are in show, You would not use a gentle lady so, To vow, and swear, and superpraise my parts, When I am sure you hate me with your heart 's”

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