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.
The last example of dramatic irony is when Titania fell in love with Bottom when he had the head of an ass 's head. Instead of Puck putting the juice in her eyes, Oberon does it. He does this because they are fighting over an Indian boy (Shakespeare II. I. 103-123).
What Shakespeare is saying about the loyalty of young men in romance in A Midsummer night’s Dream by William Shakespeare is that they are not reliable, but instead quite fickle. Demetrius betrayed Helena and then betrayed Hermia by wanting Helena again. Lysander loves Hermia, after he’s drugged with the potion he fell in love with Helena. When the antidote is applied he immediately returns to loving Hermia again. Oberon is yet another example of how young love of men isn’t reliable or consistent.
In William Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare critiques the idea of characters losing their power by falling in love because they allow their lover to have power over them and their actions. When characters lose their power as they fall in love, they are also allowing their mind to be corrupted by their lover. In the third act of the play, Lysander mistakenly takes the love potion meant for Demetrius and wakes up to see Helena. Hermia and Helena are confused as they find that Lysander is now pledging his love to Helena instead of Hermia, who he was formerly in love with. Hermia accuses Helena of stealing her lover and threatens her by saying, “how low am I?
As Oberon tries to get the boy for himself, he puts the love potion on Titania’s eyes so once she is in love he can easily get the boy. After the love juice is placed on her eyes, she falls in love with Bottom, who has a donkey head as a head.m. Titania uses her magic to change the appearance of Bottom: “And I will purge thy mortal grossness so / That thou shalt like an airy spirit go” (III,i 162-163). She also treats him well and tells her fairies to get certain foods to give to him: “Be kind and courteous to this gentleman. Hop in his walks and gambol in his eyes; Feed him with apricocks and dewberries, With purple grapes, green figs, and mulberries.
I give him curses, yet he gives me love... The more I hate, the more follows me... His folly, Helena, is no fault of mine"(1.1.193-200). Indeed, it takes time and courage to express ones own feelings in front of others. Plus, it is even harder to express the feelings about someone that his/her best friend loves, while they do not. As in this play, even Demetrius is Helena's beloved, Hermia still expresses all her feeling to Helena,
Being alike in many ways, the two main female characters also make a distinction. Engaging in the gauzy mystery of romance, Shakespeare points out that, when it comes to Hermia and Helena’s concept of love, the two female characters fit perfectly in the gender stereotypes by aggressively and passionately pursuing love. In contrast, Shakespeare states that the madness of Demetrius and Lysander can somehow be explained as they are believed to be deeply enchanted. The reader expects that the lovers would form two couples; however, nonparallel situations occur since both men love Hermia. In addition, the dramaturgic suggests that once Demetrius and Helena were lovers, they could be together again.
During the play, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, there were also other examples of dramatic irony besides Bottom. Hermia and Lysander were true loves, but once they were seperated by Lysander’s new love, everything changed. Also a fairy queen, Titania, falls in love with Bottom, a worker who looks different. A Midsummer’s Night Dream is filled with many examples of dramatic irony to make the play interesting. The first example of irony in the play, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, happens in the forest, where Bottom and his friends are practicing the play, Pyramus and Thisbe, to perform in front of Hippolyta, the queen, and Theseus, the king.
The use of dramatic irony in A Midsummer Night’s Dream made the play more humorous, interesting, and entertaining to read or watch. The main example of dramatic irony in A Midsummer Night’s Dream occurs in the middle of the play and it adds chaos and entertainment to the writing. In Act III, Scene II, Helena believed she was being mocked by Demetrius and Lysander. Leading up to the scene, Helena loved Demetrius, but both Lysander and Demetrius loved Hermia. Because Demetrius and Lysander both randomly fell in love with Helena, she was led to believe she was being made fun of.