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    “A bushel and a peck...a bushel and a peck...a bushel and a peck with a hug around the neck!” My grandpa Richard would make sure he sang that tune to us before my brother, my two cousins, and myself would leave our weekly visits. His sharp whiskers and toothpick coming out of the side of his mouth gave an odd sense of comfort as he nuzzled our cheeks with his own. He had smoked for over 15 years. After multiple, frustrating arguments he abandoned his addiction cold turkey in replacement for the…

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    “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit” (Khalil Gibran). In reality, everyone falls in love and it cannot be prevented or avoided. People believe that love is a wonderful emotion where no one could come in the way and ruin it. In the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” love is not portrayed to be magical, but rather the opposite. It is shown that love is not just an emotion that people choose but instead it is something more powerful than that. It could control anyone and they…

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    who pines after Demetrius. After witnessing an altercation between Demetrius and Helena, Oberon decides to “fix” the problem by sending his servant Puck to administer the juice of a magic flower in Demetrius’s eyes which, upon waking, would cause him to fall in love with the first person he sees, who Oberon plans to be Helena. Unfortunately for Puck, he’s never seen either Demetrius or Lysander before and mixes them up, causing Lysander to fall in love with Helena. This moment is where one of…

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    A Midsummer Night’s Dream Theme of Love’s Difficulty Shakespeare in the play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ looks at how the characters fell in love with other characters who appeared to be beautiful to them. One thing that stood out about the kind of love that the characters shared in the play were that it faced a lot of challenges. The idea of Shakespeare in this context was that people who at one point appear to fall involve in their lives might later seem to be repellent and unattractive. The…

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    In the play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, it gives the reader a central question the work raises to think about, and the extent to which it offers answers. The question “What is really love?” and “What’s not love?” has been a recurring central question for many authors and as well as Shakespeare. He gives the reader to think about what love really is, and “Do I really love this person?” kind of question, which is a major theme in this play. The author’s treatment of this question affects the…

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    A Midsummer Night’s Dream, written by Shakespeare, is a comedic play about several parties, taking place just outside of the city of Athens. One of the main parties include Oberon the Fairy King, Titania (his wife), and a puck called Robin Goodfellow. Another group of characters incorporates the lovers Hermia and Lysander, and another man and woman named Demetrius and Helena. The third party, composed of several actors named Bottom, Flute, and Snug, plan to perform the play Pyramus and Thisbe…

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    In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Robin Goodfellow, also known as Puck, acts in a way that is like a child. Puck is well known for his mischievous and careless behavior. Due to the fact that Puck is a static character, his foolishness stays with him throughout the entirety of the play. His position under the King of Fairies, Oberon, and his childlike behavior result in the main conflict between the lovers. Puck also contributes to some of the conflict involving Titania and her love for…

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    The woman in the three worlds of A Midsummer Night’s Dream In the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a world is shown where Athenians struggle with heart desires, fairies dance and trick one another, and peasants work in a play to get paid. At first glance, this seems like a giant expansive world but in reality there are three distinct worlds that are interwoven. The man who brought this play to life was William Shakespeare, one of the most famous English writers to have ever lived. He has lived…

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    Puck Luck It was a boring rainy day outside of the Rogers Arena on March 31st, but on the inside, it was anything else. As over 20 thousand fans were overwhelmed with excitement for my team playing in game seven of the finals for the 2031 Stanley Cup World Championship. However sadly my coach had chosen my goalie partner Braden Holtby to play in the game over me, but for some reason, I was still very nervous about our game against the Russian Rockets. Me and the rest of my team did team warm up…

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    The reason or theories behind Shakespeare focusing on topics of love, friendship and marriage in his sonnets “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” - William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s dream. (Goodreads). William Shakespeare was born approximately on April 23rd, 1564. William Shakespeare was also the eldest surviving son to his parents, therefore being the elder brother in the family. William Shakespeare’s younger…

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