He declares that the flower must use its full power on the man, because he has no love for the woman. Puck also confuses Hermia for Helena when he expresses sympathy for the woman. The element of mistaken identities is being demonstrated because Puck has mistaken Lysander for Demetrius, causing him to apply the love juice to Lysander. This leads to love becoming out of balance because Lysander will no longer love Hermia and will instead love Helena. This is an example of Shakespearean comedy because it is the crucial point in the plot since it causes the main problem.
In Act 2, Oberon puts a love potion on Titania as a trick to make her fall in love with a beast. “I will place the pollen from the flowers loin Titania's eyelids so that the next thing she sees- be it lion, bear, wolf, or bull- she will fall madly in love with, and I will get that boy.”(5) Oberon controls Titaina with a love potion to make her fall in love with a hideous beast because he is angry that she won't give him the little boy. In anger he is controlling his wife to get what he wants. In the same Act, Oberon tells his fairy servant Puck… “All I want is that little human boy she keeps.” Oberon wants the little boy to make him into his own henchman, but Titania will not let him have the boy because she feels responsible for the child when his mom
Conversely, Oberon makes decisions with unpredictable outcomes and watches as they play out before him. He watches Helena’s humiliation as she confesses her unwanted love for Demetrius,“thou shalt fly him, and he shall seek thy love,” (2.1.246). Out of pity, Oberon tells Puck to put love potion on Demetrius’ eyes, forcing Demetrius to fall in love with Helena- if all goes as planned. He plans for Demetrius to beg for Helena’s love even though Demetrius is in love with Hermia (3.2.87-91). Once again, Oberon’s careless thinking manages to put him in a pickle, leading to more drama.
An unknown author once said, “Some people create their own storms, then get upset when it rains.” Irony can be seen in three different ways, which include dramatic, verbal, and situational irony. Verbal irony is when the opposite of what is meant, is said. Dramatic irony is when the audience or some characters know something that others don’t. Situational irony is when when the opposite of what you expect to happen, happens. During the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hermia and Lysander were in love with each other when a major event happened and changes how they felt about each other.
Mercutio is different from Romeo because he does not believe in love and makes fun of Romeo and falling in love so heavily all the time. When Romeo describes his love for Rosaline using a rose with thorns as a metaphor. Mercutio laughs and says ”If love be rough with you, be rough with love; Prick love for pricking and you beat love down”(I.4.27-28). In another scenario of Romeo and Mercutio’s foils is when Romeo tells his friends about a dream he had about the party and is expecting a disastrous outcome of the party. Mercutio makes fun of Romeo because he does not believe that dreams can become visions of impending danger.
Puck is Oberon’s servant, the king of the fairies, and when Oberon sees how Demetrius is mistreating Helena, he orders Puck to spread some of the love potion on his eyelids. However, Puck encounter’s Hermia and Lysander and he thinks that he is Demetrius and spreads the juice on his eyelids instead of Demetrius’s eyelids. Unfortunately, Lysander upon waking up sees Helena and falls deeply in love with her abandoning Hermia. Hermia believes Helena has acted to steal Lysander’s love from her. Hermia is appalled at Helena, threatening to scratch her eyes
Magic dictates the actions of the characters as it influences their emotions, is used underhandedly used to achieve selfish desires, and convolutes the plot through the addition of odd events and misunderstandings to ultimately act as a method offor resolution. The emotions of the characters are altered by a love enchantment which serves as a catalyst forto developing challenges and eventual tranquility. Lysander and Hermia, two young lovers, decide to run away and get married against Egeus’s wish for her to marry Demetrius whom Helena is in love with. Magic changes Lysander’s feelings toward Helena into love to the extent that he says, “Stay, gentle Helena; hear my excuse:/My love, my life, my soul, fair Helena!” (Ⅲ, ii, 245-246). Magic is used to change the object of affection from Hermia to Helena for Lysander, thus causing newfound conflicts with the other characters confused by his sudden switch in
The part which tells the story of the four lovers shows the samples of bovarysme but the last part of the play, as mentioned above, there is a stage play about two lovers named as Pyramus and Thisbe rather shows the features of the burlesque. The nature of this title depends on “exaggeration” or “extravaganza” (Italian version) of the events. First of all, it should be demonstrated on a theatre like Pyramus and Thisbe’s play. Also the events are clearly exaggerated because the main aim of the burlesque is to entertain the audience, making them laugh mostly. By adding some dramatic aspects like love’s difficulty or the pressure of the society, the playwright can make the audience think about the aspects too as they are laughing.
William Shakespeare writes Twelfth Night a play known for its numerous humorous parts, satire, love, uncertainty and foolishness lurk the pages, creating a comedic value. The sub plot present in this piece opposes the traits listed above. Malvolio, the character that makes up Shakespeare’s sub plot, is known for his pompous personality. A series of events in Malvolio’s life, relating to women’s and acquaintances, lead those around him to plan a number of tricks to fool him. The debate surrounding Malvolio’s role in the comedy, has been up for debate for quite some time.
The part where the fairy puts the spell on the other characters is like a nightmare for helena. Her fiance falls in love with hermia, her best friend, and demetrius also falls in love with hermia. So everything changed to everyone loving hermia instead of everyone loving helena. The fairy realized that he caused a nightmare. He then fixed what he did wrong.