Critical Appreciation Of A Midsummer Night's Dream

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In this essay, I will be analyzing A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a play made by William Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy written during 1595 to 1596 by William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare was born in 26th of April, in Stratford-upon- Avon and he died on 23rd April 1616, at the age of 52. In his life, Shakespeare has written 38 plays, 154 sonnets, 2 long narrative poems and few other verses. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the most famous plays of Shakespeare and it portrays how young love was like in the Elizabethan Era. The play is set in ancient Athens and wood just next to the city and it begins with two lovers, Hermia and Lysander escaping from Athens into the woods, so that Hermia doesn’t have to marry Demetrius as her father, Egeus and Theseus said to. Helena, who loves Demetrius, tells Demetrius about the escape of the couple. Since Demetrius loves Hermia, he runs after them and Helena follows him too. In the woods a fairy called Puck, instructed by Oberon, puts some love potion on Demetrius and Lysander and they both fall in love with Helena. After Puck uncharm the spell on Lysander, they all go back to Athens and the 2 couples marry along with Theseus and Hippolyta. In the wedding, the mechanicals played their play. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, the author uses personification and simile to develop the theme of young love being irrational.
Through the following quote by Helena in act 1 scene 1, Shakespeare demonstrates

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