What Is There Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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In A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare leads us through an abnormal love. The environment occurs in the distinguished kingdom of Athens where all decisions are conducted by superiority. The four lovers are constrained by the traditions and unable to convey their extensive love for one another they seek for liberation. Meddlesome forces, but majical, taunt their love as they rival their relentless passion driving them apart, but bringing them closer still. William Shakespeare was a renowned English Poet, playwright, and actor. Gracing the world between 1564-1616. He wrote a total of 37 plays and 154 sonnets that were credited to him. As the characters maneuver throughout the setting in Midnight Summer’s Dream It displays how each person is restrained and bounded by the laws of the kingdom. The father of Hermia, Egeus has the authority to command that Hermia and Demetrius wed even if not by true love. “Full of…show more content…
Though he has no regard or sympathy for breaking apart Hermia and Lysander. Theseus tries to persuade Hermia to refrain from going against her Father's wishes, for if she chooses to do so she will be forced into a life of a nun or killed for her actions. “Either to die the death or to abjure Forever the society of men. Therefore, fair Hermia, question your desires.” Dubiously Theseus has more sympathy towards Hermia then her own father and decides to give her a gentle warning, for he knows the consequences of her decision, but even though the stakes are high Hermia refuses to give up her own wishes for that of her selfish father. “There, gentle Hermia, may I marry thee. And to that place the sharp Athenian law Cannot pursue us. If thou lovest me then, Steal forth thy father’s house tomorrow night. And in the wood, a league without the town—”(I.i.6.141-149). With the threat to Hermia’s life, Lysander decides to take action and covey's to his true love that they must flee to the liberation of the forest if they stand a chance to be together.
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