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    In the wedding, the newlyweds watch a play on Pyramus and Thisbe. The genre of the play is a great Greek tragedy, but since horrible actors act it, the newlyweds see only the ridiculousness of it. They mock the play, but that was their predicament the night before. For example, Theseus mocks lovers saying, “The lunatic, the lover, and the poet Are of imagination all compact. One sees more devils than vast hell can hold—That is the madman” (Shakespeare 71). Nevertheless, he too is a lover—that of Hippolyta. They find the lovers’ plight very amusing, but that is only because they observe it as a spectator. In “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, the lovers do not find their plight funny or amusing; the reader does and can thusly better understand the satirical jab Shakespeare was giving to his own work. That was the reason Shakespeare employed the play within the play concept. He wished to excuse himself if “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has found to be tiresome and overly ridiculous. This he expressed through Theseus at the wedding when he said, “The best in this kind [plays] are but shadows, and the worst are no worse if imagination amend them” (Shakespeare…

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    many fairy workers to fetch a flower with magic properties. When the flower’s juice is poured upon someone’s eyes it would make them fall in love with the next creature they saw. So, the mad king Oberon poured the flowers juice into Titania’s eyes as she was sleeping. This caused Titania to instantly fall for someone other than her husband, Nick Bottom. Reading that section made me as a reader think, why would Oberon possibly risk losing his wife due to his getting “revenge.” Anything could have…

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    Describing the relationship between Theseus and Hippolyta as ideally rational is not entirely accurate, as a closer look reveals gaps. According to Marshall (548), some manner of disconnect is evident between Theseus and Hippolyta, as Theseus appears more excited while Hippolyta appears noncommittal. Marshall (548) describes Hippolyta as appearing as a queenly prisoner-of-war, with an evidently restrained demeanor that does not match the energy and excitement evident in Theseus. Whereas Theseus…

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    An unknown author once said, “Some people create their own storms, then get upset when it rains.” Irony can be seen in three different ways, which include dramatic, verbal, and situational irony. Verbal irony is when the opposite of what is meant, is said. Dramatic irony is when the audience or some characters know something that others don’t. Situational irony is when when the opposite of what you expect to happen, happens. During the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hermia and Lysander were in…

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    Yeats’s poem ‘’Leda and the Swan’’ and Dorothy Hewitt’s ‘’Grave Fairytale’’ have content that is both mythological and violently sexual. In Yeats’ poem the speaker retells a story from Greek mythology. It is that of the rape of Leda by Zeus. In Hewitt’s poem, the speaker creates a new version of Rapunzel’s fairytale. This essay will discuss the relationship between mythology/ folklore, violence and sex through the analysis of both poems. In Yeats’ poem, the speaker resents the rape scene,…

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    Theseus And Hippolyta

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    The exposition - There are preparations being made for the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. Hermia loves Lysander, Lysander loves Hermia, Demetrius loves Hermia, Helena loves Demetrius, and no one loves Helena. Hermia's father, Egeus, wants Hermia to marry Demetrius or be put to death according to law or live the rest of her days as a nun. The rising action - Titania and Oberon quarrel. Lysander and Hermia run off together and get lost in the woods and Demetrius and Helena…

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    Exoticism exists on a spectrum, from pure exoticism - the choice to represent or "other" an exotic a non-Western subject, to transcultural composing which is the result of the combination of Western and non-Western styles without any intent to "other" an exotic subject (Lecture). Bizet's Carmen premiered at the Opera Comique in 1875 and was successful because of its violation of the social and operatic norms. The story was considered shocking at the time because it was about Carmen a "rebellious…

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    A relationship is the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected. There are many healthy and unhealthy relationships in the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet is a classic play about two star crossed lovers, whose relationship can be put up for debate if it’s healthy or not. A relationship that certainly is healthy in this play is Romeo and Mercutio. Romeo and Mercutio are best friends who would do…

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    Hippolyta Research Paper

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    Hippolyta was born in ancient Athens and commenced her life as a plain-looking girl.She simply lived with her mother at that time. unfortunately, a few months before childbirth Hippolyta’s mother was diagnosed with cancer. Consequently, she barely had a few months to spend quality time with her child because during that time period before she grievously died. Now at this time, the people of Athens didn't have a situation like this, Hippolyta was the first Athen to be a child and not have her own…

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    Character/s: Hippolyta, Theseus. Section of play: Before the play begins when Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, is introduced to Theseus, the Duke of Athens. __________________________________________________________________________ The order was given decisively and received without dissent. “Attack!” The Amazon tribe charged toward the Athenian hoplites with a collective roar that vibrated through the air. Tall spears that ended in long, leaf-shaped iron blades and bronze shields met…

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