Themes Of A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Central Theme of A Midsummer Night's Dream In William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare introduces the readers to characters who experience various obstacles in the mission for love. In the play, Lysander and Hermia are forbidden to love by hermia's father, Egeus. Also, Helena loves Demetrius; although, Demetrius is disgusted by Helena and loves Hermia. Furthermore, Oberon wants Titania Indian boy, so he plots revenge against his lover to get the boy. When Lysander tells Hermia, “The course of true love never did run smooth” (1.1.134) he is announcing a central theme of the play. First of all, Lysander and Hermia love each other dearly and plan to get married;although, Egeus, Hermia’s father, Forbids there love. Egeus …show more content…
Oberon and titania were first mentioned when they were arguing over a little indian. Oberon wanted the little indian boy to be his henchman. However, Titania wanted to keep the little boy because she adopted it from one of her worshippers who died in childbirth. The acrimonious Oberon decided he would manipulate Titania into giving him the little indian boy. Oberon said, “the next thing then she waking looks upon be it on lion, bear, or wolf, or bull, on meddling monkey or on busy ape she shall pursue it with the soul of love. And ere i take this charm from her sight as i can take it with another herb i’ll make her render up her page to me” (2.1.164). He ordered puck to get a flower shot by a cupid arrow and bring it to him. He then takes the juice of the flower and puts in on Titania’s eyelids. Meanwhile, Puck is sent to find a beast for Titania to wake up to. This is when he turns Nick bottom into an ass. When Titania awakes she sees Bottom the ass head and immediately falls in love. At first bottom tries to run away from Titania, but then she bribes him with her kingdom and he agrees. Titania, who was so in love with the ass head and wanted Oberon to leave her alone, gave Oberon the Indian boy with no problems. He felt pity on Titania so he reversed the spell. She thought that it was all a dream but was disgusted to figure out it was not. Titania and Oberon unlike the other lovers made their own trouble. They made love for themselves troublesome and showed that love is not

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