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Dialectical Journal For A Midsummer Night's Dream

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1. When I first began reading this piece of work I knew I was going to enjoy it! The reason for this was because it reminded me of Romeo and Juliet! I also realized that this story was told in the third person through an unknown person as the narrator. I also realized that towards the middle it got a bit confusing for me that sometimes I had to take a minute and go back to assure I understood everything.
2. The genre of this story is fiction and a fairytale.
3. The exposition starts with the marriage law being set in the city called Athens, which said that all daughters must marry the man, her father picks or they will be put to death. The rising action in this story is when Hermia refused to marry the man her father picked for her because …show more content…

The point of view does not change throughout the story. In the beginning the point of view was from an outside-unknown character. For example the story introduces the first few character by saying “There was one instance, however, of an old man, whose name was Egeus, who actually did come before Theseus (at that time the reigning duke of Athens), to complain that his daughter Hermia, whom he had commanded to marry Demetrius, a young man of a noble Athenian family, refused to obey him, because she loved another young Athenian, named Lysander. Egeus demanded justice of Theseus, and desired that this cruel law might be put in force against his daughter.” This example shows how from the beginning the story is told through an unknown character. This point of view stays the same throughout the story even though the way the story is narrated changes. “And now, if any are offended with this story of fairies and their pranks, as judging it incredible and strange, they have only to think that they have been asleep and dreaming, and that all these adventures were visions which they saw in their sleep: and I hope none of my readers will be so unreasonable as to be offended with a pretty harmless Midsummer Night's Dream.” This part of the story shows how the point of view of the story is still from the narrator even though now the story has changed to first person

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