Conventions In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night Dream brings together different worlds, representing each level of society: powerful politicians, young lovers, workmen, figures from both the city and the spirit world of our dream: beckoning us from the restrictions civilization. Lysander and Hermia concoct the typical young lover’s scheme of eloping to the forest, a place where they will not be controlled by what appears to them the force structure of convention. Shakespeare operates the play within a nature world and complicate the world by bring three group of people from different class. The young lover, Oberon and Titania as a supernatural existence, and the Mechanicals, which is most interesting part. Both the young lovers and the artisans explore new experience of life and theatrical freedom. The artisans as the subplot of the play emphasize deeper meaning that Shakespeare is trying to extend: one is relationship between sight sense and self-judgement. In this play, the plot of Bottom and Titania explore the idea. Second is the relationship between audience and actors at the time of Shakespeare, and the last one is to explore how the identity of audience would be shaped by the power of imagination through the play making by the Mechanicals.
Through the Mechanicals’ play-within-play, Shakespeare ironically included in A Midsummer Night’s Dream the idea that unreliability of human sense. In choosing the story of Pyramus and Thisbe—whose love was
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However, it is ironic the central idea that Shakespeare intends to emphasize is delivered by Bottom, an ass. On one hand, Shakespeare is making a critique on the romantic love based on sense of sight, instead of a clear-sight judgment. On the other hand, Shakespeare is making an ironic comment on the ignorance of

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