William Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night 's Dream Essay

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1. Magic affects both the plot and the environment of William Shakespeare’s play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as it influences the thoughts and actions of the characters through most of the play. Through its power, magic confuses the characters and creates conflicts between them, but it also solves the conflicts. The character’s use and misuse of magic lead to some of the ridiculous moment of the play.

2. Magic is one of the essential elements in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In the play, the use and misuse of magic lead to the most curious and comical situations. The major conflict in A Midsummer Night’s Dream arises when magic meets reason. Even though the magical force is invisible to the characters, it dictates their thoughts and actions through much of the play. However, magically creates a fantastic world for the four young Athenians’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Magic has the power to confuse and befuddle the characters. In the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the supernatural works both to create conflicts and to create a solution. The woods, in A Midsummer Night 's Dream, serve as an escape for the young lovers. An escape from the constraints of the "sharp Athenian law" (1.1.162-3). The woods served as an escape from the overbearing structure of society to a place where anything might happen as the embodiment of the unknown (Moffatt, 2004).

A. The central conflict is created when Oberon choose to punish his wife Titania for not obeying his…

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