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    Midsummer Night's Dream

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    A Midsummer Night’s Dream In the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Shakespeare, the characters experience very strange happenings when the venture into the woods. One man experienced having the queen of the fairies fall in love with him leading to having her servant fairies wait on him treating him like royalty while he had an ass’ head. Meanwhile four loves found themselves becoming tangled in a very confused and oddly shaped love triangle. With the many occurrences of dreaming combined with…

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    window to the soul and this dream could be a window into the audience's soul as well as shakespeare's personal experiences and beliefs. This magical insanity is seen through the dream as there is envy, lies, trickery and foolishness set into action by Puck as he is the root of many problems. His narration is much like one's…

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    His friends were laughing because Puck changed his head to a donkey’s head. Bottom thought they were “making an ass” (Shakespeare, ) of him. Bottom is confused about why his friends were laughing at him when he says “This is to make an ass of me, to fright me” (Shakespeare, ) He makes…

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    William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is filled with details up to reader interpretation from hypothetical curtain open, to curtain close. If the title of the play did not give it away, dreams are obviously at the forefront of these interpretations. Shakespeare’s play is a story of dreams and magic versus the harsh reality of love and real life. It follows, primarily, a few different groups of characters: there are four young lovers (Helena, Hermia, Demetrius, and Lysander) who form a…

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    What distinguishes Shakespeare from other playwrights of his time is his versatility. A Midsummer Night’s dream is Shakespeare’s first comedy, and overall play, that dwells into the realm of fantasy. As plots intertwine, so do different types of humor that are related through a wide array of comedic devices. The bard is in complete control of these devices and uses them to their fullest potential. The Athenian lovers’ plot is the "quintessential comedy of love" (Croce, 386) and subsequently, the…

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    Hermia and Lysander are going to run away to Lysander’s aunt’s house to get married. They told Helena but she told Demetrius and he told Egeus. Demetrius and Hermia didn’t get married. Demetrius and Helena did because Demetrius was under a love spell by Puck. This one supports because Helena…

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    As it turns out, happy endings and not joke or silly characters, is the most import characteristic of a comedy play. Such endings might include the protagonist winning back their kingdom, finding a great treasure, or, most often, gaining the hand of their true love. Still, no matter what the goal, the protagonist must achieve it for a play to classify as a “comedy”. But what if the goal of a protagonist is only created through the use of magic unwillingly forced onto the character? In…

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    In A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, there are two prominent settings with opposing forces that are central to the context of the play. These two different settings explain Shakespeare’s underlying messages and themes that he wanted to convey to his audience. The setting the readers are introduced to first, Athens, is meant to represent the harshness of the real world, while the other main location, the forest, has a more lovable and happier notion. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream,…

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    Hermia Monologue

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    My group chose to depict the scene where Hermia finds her friends in the woods. She has found Lysander, her love, now in love with Helena because of a love potion Puck mistakenly puts on him. She also finds Demetrius, who was courting her and seemed to hate Helena but is now in love with Helena due to the efforts Oberon put into fixing Puck's mistake. And we also find Helena who thinks this is all a joke and that everybody is just trying to mess with her. We chose this scene because it had…

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    Oberon and Puck enter, Oberon asks for the Indian boy and Titania finally agrees. Titania and Bottom sleep together in Titania’s bed. Titania sends the fairies away. As Oberon finally gets what he wanted, he decides to undo the love juice using a different flower. Titania wakes up and tells Oberon that she had a dream that she was in love with a donkey. Oberon points to Bottom and Titania is confused. Oberon explains to Titania that he will turn Bottom’s head back and Titania can play music to…

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