Examples Of Forced Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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William Russell
English 9
2/28/17
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Essay (Final Draft)

For centuries, literary works have relied on love to establish engaging subplots and presidential character motivations; however, different authors have interpreted this complex emotion with varying degrees of success. In the play A Midsummer Night's Dream, love is depicted differently depending on the relational status of the characters and the situations in which they are involved in.

In the beginning of the play, Shakespeare establishes the indecisive and conflicted relationship that has formed between Theseus and Hippolyta. This is an example of forced love. In the first act, Theseus states, "I wooed thee with my sword," in order to articulate his triumph
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