Examples Of False Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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People say you only fall in love once; however, what if you have no choice but to fall in love a second time? One might have extreme feelings for one person, but the next minute they could have feelings for another person. Love can be portrayed as a bully that victimises those who fall for its games. In Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, love is expressed as a bully and targets the people of Athens and those within a magical fairyland. Although, the characters have good intentions, many things go wrong. Love is an idea that your heart wants another person for you to be complete. False love is a thought that your mind wants another human. Lysander is madly in love with Hermia. His heart longs for her love, which is shown when he…show more content…
Bullying, emotional or physical abuse. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the characters are bullied emotional by false love. Oberon, King of the fairyland, is married to Titania. After one of Titania’s workers die, she is left custody of a young Indian boy. Oberon wants possession of the boy, so that he can become his servant. Even though Oberon claims to love Titania, he proves this inaccurate when he proclaims, “Having once this juice,/ I’ll watch Titania when she is asleep/ And drop the liquor of it in her eyes./ The next thing then she waking looks upon— / Be it on lion, bear, or wolf, or bull,/ On meddling monkey or on busy ape—/ She shall pursue it with the soul of love.”(Shakespeare 2.1.160-168). This is an example of Titania being bullying by false love. Oberon places love potion into his wife’s eyes, so that she will fall in life with an unlikely creature. As a result of Oberon having false love for Titania, she oddly falls for a clown with a donkey head. Titania confidently states,” I pray thee, gentle mortal, sing again./ Mine ear is much enamored of thy note./ So is mine eye enthrallèd to thy shape./ And thy fair virtue’s force perforce doth move me/ On the first view to say, to swear, I love thee.” (Shakespeare 3.1.64-68). As noted earlier, Egues had chosen a man for Hermia to marry. This man was Demetrius, although Hermia was not in love him, Demetrius was madly in love with Hermia. Puck is instructed to place lotion into…show more content…
Throughout A Midsummer Night’s Dream, falling in love twice is conveyed on multiple occasions. The reader is also able to see that love can be portrayed as a bully that victimises those who fall for its games. The people of Athens and the fairies of the mythical fairyland are victimized by false love, falling in love twice, and the emotions that come with falling in
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