Essay on William Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night 's Dream

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Throughout most of Shakespeare 's plays there have been a number of common themes. By this he was able to send common messages again and again or stump his audience with the same tricks. Although these themes are common the way they are orchestrated in each play is slightly different. Shakespeare was an author, poet, and playwright that used the theme of appearance versus reality in a number of his plays which provided his audience with obstacles to find the truth. The theme, appearance versus reality, comes up in his plays including but not limited to A Midsummer Night 's Dream, Twelfth Night, and the Merchant of Venice.
A Midsummer Night 's Dream is a play with a numerous amount of tales that intertwine the whole story. The marriage of Hippolyta and Theseus, which takes place at the end but is discussed throughout the play, is one. Another is the four young lovers Demetrius, Helena, Hermia, and Lysander. Demetrius is in love with Hermia, but Hermia is in love with Lysander, and he is in love with her. Helena is in love with Demetrius but he wants nothing to do with her. Egeus Hermia’s father wants her to marry Demetrius, highly against her own wishes. Also a small play put on by some poor actors is practiced out and put on at the end of the play. The actors are Quince, Bottom, Flute, Starveling, Snout, and Snug. King Oberon and Queen Titania of the fairies have their own conflict that interferes greatly with the other story lines.
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