Chaos And Order In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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In the real world, love is a very fragile force. Love can be easily broken and manipulated by multiple other outside forces. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the two most basic themes are the chaos and order that are the causes of all the actions that take place. Chaos versus order in A Midsummer Night’s Dream also is a representation of Yin and Yang. Yin, represents the bad or darkness in the world, this is the chaos in the play. Yang represents the good or light in the world, this is order. When Yin and Yang, death and life, bad and good, work together, this creates a balance, a peace. In the play, chaos and order together make the love balanced, or even peaceful. Without chaos, order would separate the love, and without order, chaos would tear the love apart. Both of these forces work together in the forest to keep the love between the characters in peace.…show more content…
Of this discourse we more will hear anon.- Egeus, I will overbear your will, For in the temple by and by, with us, These couples shall eternally be knit (4.1.186-90) This quote brings final order to what previously happened in the forest. Theseus has said that the lovers shall be wed in the temple. This is what the lovers wanted at the beginning of the story; to marry the one they love. And with Theseus bringing final closure and order to what chaos occurred in the forest, the four lovers will get married along side Theseus and Hippolyta back at Athens. In the forest outside of Athens, chaos and order are present throughout the plot of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In the forest, the fairies attempt to manipulate the love between the lovers and bring chaos upon them. Later, however, they also find a way to bring order and bring balance to the love. In the real world, love can just as easily be changed by order and chaos. But without chaos or order being involved in love, then love cannot last. Chaos and order, only together, can help preserve love in the
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