William Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night 's Dream Essay

1262 Words Oct 30th, 2014 null Page
Comparing to Shakespeare 's many other works, A Midsummer Night 's Dream is a much shorter and simpler story. Many things are decided and affected by the "Cupid love juice". Midsummer has a simple main love story line that is full of humor and happiness. It has many characters but Shakespeare doesn 't spend that much effort to make them complicated, each of them has pure thinking that 's simple and easy to understood and predict. In my own opinion, one of the ideas the written discuss is "what is love?". The paper will focus on the passage where Lysander first see Helena after his eye was dropped by the Cupid love juice because there 's where the conflict and irony start to appear. For example, Lysander says to Helena, " Not Hermia, but Helena I love: Who will not change a raven for a dove?" This quote emphasize how irony love can be if by comparing how much love Hermia and Lysander say to each others just the night before they sleep. Truly, the quote highlights that the love juice not only makes Lysander love Helena but also makes him hate Hermia. He is comparing Hermia as raven because he want to degrade Hermia to show how important Helena to him. Furthermore, Lysander says to Hermia while she is still sleeping, " So thou, my surfeit and my heresy, Of all be hated, but the most of me!" This quote makes us start to think why Lysander suddenly hate Hermia so much. Referring back to how Oberon describe that the love juice. It only makes a person fell in love with the first…

Related Documents