Theme Of Realism In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Register to read the introduction… By the law, Egeus, forces his daughter, Hermia to marry Demetrius, but Hermia stubbornly disagrees because she loves Lysander. Because of the law, Egeus orders Hermia to be executed. Lysander and Hermia run away from Athens to get secretly married. Helena and Demetrius soon find out and they go to the forest. Puck, the fairy kings servant puts the love juice on the wrong person which results with the lovers fighting in the woods. Oberon the fairy king, seeing this, he removes them of the love juice. When they return, Demetrius falls in love with Helena and Hermia stays with Lysander. Egeus is outraged but he is overruled by Theseus, the king.
A key theme in a Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare is Romanticism and Realism. This theme steadily revolves around the characters throughout the whole play. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, love is viewed in different ways. While the four main characters believe in romanticism, Theseus is a strong supporter of realism. Demetrius and Lysander both speak in figurative language as their love for Helena and Hernia deal mainly with physical attraction. This information can be seen while reading the play. If any of the
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It is a major theme in the play. Most decisions and complications in the story are caused by love in some manner. In the play Lysander complains, “Ay me, for aught that I could ever read, Could ever hear by tale or history, the course of true love never did run smooth....” Lysander whispers these words to Hermia when she feels burdened by the obstacles of their love particularly when her father forbids them to marry. The play is a comedy but the exploration of love’s difficulties is actually at the heart of it. Love’s ‘course’ is never smooth. Without this theme nothing would have happened. Hermia ignores Demetrius’ love as she is with Lysander. Because of Helena’s love of Demetrius and Demetrius’ love for Hermia they all eventually get drawn towards the forest. Puck, the fairy upsets ‘loves course’ even more with the aid of a magic juice. This is where the difficulty of maintaining love is depicted. Midsummer’s nights dream is very enjoyable, the things people do to create or destroy love is found entertaining from the audience. After all, without love, A Midsummer Night’s Dream would cease to

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