How Does Shakespeare Use Conflict In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Are you willing to do anything for love? Even if it risks losing your friend, spouse, or family. Various pieces in literature have characters that are willing to complete any task for love. Several books written by Shakespeare possess characters that are willing to do anything for those that they love. In A MidSummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare uses conflict to reveal the theme of lost lovers. Many times in life people will do anything for love. In A MidSummer Night’s Dream, the characters will do whatever it takes. Quince says, “A lover that kills himself is most gallant for love.” (Act 1.2 Line 22). By saying this, Quince is explaining that if one really wants love, one must be brave for love. In other words, if one really wants love one…show more content…
Shakespeare writes, “And even for that do I love you the more.”(Act 2.1 Line 209). In this scene Helena explains how much she loves Lysander. However she is only in love with him, due to the love potion: “And with the juice of this I’ll streak her eyes and make her full of hateful fantasies” (Act 2.1 Line 265). As this conversation takes place Oberon reveals that he has a plan to sabotage Titania. Once he retrieves Puck, he explains his plan of sabotage and later this becomes a major conflict. In the play A Midsummer Nights Dream Shakespeare writes, “Do it for thy true love take. Love and languish for his sake.” (Act 2.2 Line 34-35). This quote from Oberon justifies that he is sabotaging Titania as an act of true love. He takes a risk of losing Titania, because he loves her. In conclusion the characters are risking love, for love.

In A MidSummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare uses conflict to reveal the theme of lost lovers. Several books written by Shakespeare, possess characters that are willing to do anything for love. Various pieces in literature have characters that are willing to complete any task for love. Even if it risks loosing your friend, spouse or family. Are you willing to do anything for
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