In conclusion, A Midsummer Night’s Dream tells the story of the difficulties of love. Love creates many issues in a lover’s life, many obstacles that can create pain and sacrifice. Yet, we don’t completely get to choose who we love or how we fall in love. Love is a powerful and complicated thing and is much beyond mortal control. Shakespeare warns of the jealousy that love can create, and the chaos of love without reason.
Although many people think that infatuation was presented in romeo and juliet it was actually love because love is Love is defined as an intense feeling of deep affection. This is also shown in “The Notebook by Nicholas Spark” and also the Titanic by James Cameron” . Also another book that portrays true love would be “ Fault In Our Stars by John Green” . Although this was a great example of infatuation Romeo didn 't know what he actually wanted until he met this other girl but that will be explained later on in this document. Romeo wasn 't really in love with Rosaline because if he really was in love with her he would be thinking about her looks, something that wouldn 't leave his mind if he was actually in love with Rosaline.
Despite the fact that many couples in the medieval times practiced courtly love, some found romantic and traditional love more appealing. Noël Bonneuil makes use of the Bandwagon fallacy and falsely states, “The emotional and social tumult introduced by courtly love presents people with reasons to live, combats to devote a life to: it allows the aristocratic group to define its identity,” (Bonneuil 261). Bonneuil groups all aristocrats together, stating they all depend on the law of courtly love to determine their existence. However, the most prominent romantic love couple, the Duke and Viola, prove this statement misleading. Professing his love for Viola, Orsino says, “We will not part from hence.
In the play Twelfth Night, through the depiction of Orsino’s and Viola’s desires for romantic love, Shakespeare portrays how adjustable and self-delusional human romantic attraction can be, especially when blinded by wants and needs. Viola, who puts on the appearance of a man, makes everybody think she is a male. Her disguise becomes a sexual confusion throughout the play for several characters, creating an odd love triangle where Viola loves Duke Orsino, who loves Oliva, which then on the other hand loves Viola, in disguise as Cesario. On the other hand, Malvolio dreams of marrying his beloved Olivia, and gaining authority over his superiors, like Sir Toby. Shakespeare uses disguise in the play to show several confusions and internal conflicts between the characters, proving how malleable and deluded some human attractions can be.
While she has internalised the social convention that man ought to do the wooing to the passive female, she does the exact opposite of what she says because of Demetrius’ “wrongs”. He has, prior to the play, proved to be disloyal towards her while she remains faithful and woos him to fix their relationship therefore subverting the gender roles. Like her other female counterparts in the play, Helena’s love becomes the stimulant for the chaos she creates. To Alexander Leggatt, the lovers in A Midsummer Night’s Dream are so “deeply embedded in the experience of love that they are unaware of convention”, rather than being unaware, they are conscientiously fighting the conventions on the grounds of love, for their love to achieve what they desire (Legatt
Shakespeare’s renowned play Twelfth Night centers around love, both in platonic and romantic instances. Characters display elements of self, brotherly, amorous, and friendly love towards one another; however, of the relationships portrayed, the strongest ones are those between men. In contrast, relationships between men and women lack depth and sincerity due to the lapse of communication between the opposing genders. Men are able to express their feelings to one another more freely, which gives their bonds strength that heterosexual relationships fail to display. The first instance which supports the notion that a lapse of communication is responsible for the unsuccessful nature of heterosexual relationships is the case of Duke Orsino and Countess Olivia’s relationship.
This is an unusual metaphor. What makes things more complicated is that, Olivia ends up falling in love with Cesario, which is Viola disguised. Orsino’s love for Olivia is rather lust. He has not once seen her. Olivia’s love for Cesario is a kind of illusion; she is just attracted to the behaviour of Cesario and not the person.
“The course of true love never did run smooth,” Lysander, a character in the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream once said. Love was not always easy for the characters Hermia, Helena, Demetrius, Lysander, Titania, and Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. One theme this play shows is how love is not easy. Three scenes that show this are when Helena is pleading love from Demetrius, the love triangle between Hermia, Lysander, and Demetrius, and when Lysander did not love Hermia after being put under a spell. Love was hard for Helena in the beginning of the play because the person she loved did not love her back.
Have you ever fallen in love with someone who has no interest in you and doesn’t love you back? Did that person suddenly start loving you out of nowhere? In A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, Helena’s hunger for love brings out a desperate side in her and takes her through interesting adventures with love. One can infer that love is hurtful by how Helena reacts to love in a foolish manner and remains skeptical about it even near the end of the play. The strong effects of love makes Helena a bit foolish and blind in the ways she reacts to it.
Oscar Wilde detested the way in which people lived and the rules one had to follow in order to represent their class properly or to not embarrass themselves. The dishonesty and lies that overpowered Victorian era people 's everyday lives are greatly ridiculed in Wilde’s writing. Algernon and Jack use fake identities to escape their current situations, and throughout the play they use this to their advantage until it blows up in their faces. They have fallen in love with women who believe that they are marrying a men with the name of Ernest. Algernon had only just met Cecily when he declared that he was in love with her and he used Jack 's non existent brother as a segway to Cecily’s heart as she yearned to marry someone of the name of Ernest.