How Is Love Presented In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Love is portrayed many different ways and in many different situations. Love is also a very popular topic in literature. For Example, in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, there are many kinds of love portrayed, as well as, kinds of situations that the love is shown through. Some of the kinds of love that Shakespeare conveyed in the play were parental love, passionate love, and playful love. Shakespeare uses these to show the different relationships between each character. Shakespeare portrays parental love in the beginning of the play. In the beginning of the play Egus states “ Full of vexation come I with complaint against my child, my daughter Hermia.” (Shakespeare 1.1. 22 - 23). This shows Egus watching over Hermia, like a parent. Egeus wants…show more content…
In the play Lysander and

Hermia have nothing but passionate love for each other. Lysander exclaims “Ay me! For aught

that I could ever read,Could ever hear by tale or history,The course of true love never did run smooth. But either it was different in blood” (Shakespeare 1.1 135) Lysander is showing that true lovers do have troubles such as themselves. Lysander is showing his love for Hermia by watching out for their relationship. This love is portrayed in the ending of play as well. Pyramus is
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He is showing that he could not stand to live without his true love. Lastly passionate love can be seen in the play with Hippolyta and Theseus. In the beginning of the play Theseus Exclaims “ Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour Draws on apace. Four happy days bring in Another moon. But oh, methinks how slow This old moon wanes! She lingers my desires, Like to a stepdame or a dowager Long withering out a young man’s revenue.” (Shakespeare 1.1 1-5). In this quote Theseus is talking to Hippolyta about their wedding day. He is showing the that he can not stand to wait any longer for it to
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