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  • The Role Of Puck In A Midsummer Night's Dream

    In Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare three stories are combined to make a comedy. One of these includes Oberon, king of the faries, has a jester named Puck. First introduced in Act 2, Scene 1, Puck loves to play tricks on people for laughter and fun. ”Sometime for three-foot stool mistaketh me; Then slip I from her bum, down topples she”(II.52-3). Puck turns into a stool and when she is sitting on it, he moves away and she falls. Later, Nick Bottom’s head was changed into a asses…

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  • Reality In A Midsummer Night's Dream

    and for a moment just after waking up, probably will not even be entirely aware of where they are. This is reflected precisely with the characters’ second round of awakening, or rather waking up out of the dream state. The four lovers, along with Titania are aware upon their waking of the strangeness of what happened to them while in the dream state, while simultaneously being perplexed at where exactly they are and were. The various types and instances of characters’ awakenings are important in…

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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream Analysis

    He tries to manipulate the situation so that Helena gets her love, Lysander and Hermia stay together, and he can teach Titania a lesson on how to be a submissive and adoring wife. However, just as the laborers' play turns a tragic drama into a comedy, so does Oberon's when Puck accidentally puts the love-potion on the eyes of the wrong man. And yet Oberon's play also serves…

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  • Irrational Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream Analysis

    Irrationality in Love in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream Love is a central motif in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream, as evidenced by the actions and agency of the main characters in the play. According to Hutton (290), many critics feel that Shakespeare offers the audience a choice between the rational and irrational. The theme of love brings out this choice capably, as demonstrated by the perception that rational love triumphs over irrational love, as the young lovers settle for…

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  • Midsummer Night's Dream Wedding Scene Analysis

    In “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, William Shakespeare makes effective use of scenery to illustrate the recurring themes and motifs expressed throughout his play. The two biggest contrasts employed within this literary work are those of Athens and the forest. Athens, during the day, expresses the rationality and stability that is not seen elsewhere expressed throughout “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. On the other hand, the forest, especially at night, expresses the more mystical and magical side of…

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  • Similarities And Differences Between A Midsummer Night's Dream And The Tempest

    In both “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (“Dream”) and “The Tempest” (“Tempest”), Shakespeare aims to show the difference between the two kings of his plays. Oberon and Prospero contribute largely to the events that occur in both comedies- Oberon instructs Puck to create the love potion in “Dream” and Prospero got Ariel to help him capsize the ship the Duke of Milan, is on in “Tempest”. Inevitably, readers will compare the similarities and differences they have because of the same role they are given…

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  • The Theme Of Love, Friendship And Marriage In William Shakespeare's Sonnets

    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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  • Love In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

    At the end of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, the characters end up with something they weren’t seeking despite the happy marriages because the characters push aside their original feelings. Orsino’s undying love for Olivia vanishes at the end of the play when he marries Viola at the drop of a hat. Olivia’s love for Viola or “Cesario” is disregarded when she marries Sebastian. Malvolio wants Olivia’s affection but he truly desires a higher social ranking. Spontaneity is part of love's irrationality…

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  • Compare And Contrast Pyramus And Thisbe And Romeo And Juliet

    Have you ever desired to have something or someone so badly that you would do anything to have it? For example, in the movie Shrek, Shrek had a desire for Princess Fiona so badly that he did anything and everything to be with her. Well, when I think about love and what a person would do for love two stories come to mind, and they are "Pyramus and Thisbe" by Ovid and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. These characters in the story have many obstacles, barriers, and limitation that tried to…

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  • The Causes Of Love In Romeo And Juliet By William Shakespeare

    One of the most time honored pieces of literature is the tale of Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare. The entire story is based around two young lovers but was it really love that they feel or is it something else? Love is a mystical word because it is a noun that is used to describe itself. Everyone experiences and has felt it so why is it so hard to define if every human knows what it is? There are so many components that all come together to form a different feeling each time.…

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