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Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream dealt with the universal theme of love and its complications: lust, disappointment, confusion, and marriage, featuring three interlocking plots, connected by a celebration of the wedding of Theseus, Duke of Athens and the Amazonian queen Hippolyta. The play rotates around different forms of love, two of them being love for friendship (Philia) and romantic (Eros) or true love. Love is the most important theme of the play and the asymmetrical love seen in the play between the four Athenians and romantic encounters cause conflict within the play. There is a strong friendship love between two characters, Hermia and Helena. These two ladies are regarded as sisters as they have grown up together always having each other’s…show more content…
Hermia’s father, Egeus, being one of the major reasons. According to law, Egeus has complete power over her so what he wants for her is what she receives. Hermia is then expected to respect and obey him. Egeus demonstrates an over-protective parental love that in this scenario demands her another man besides Lysander. Lysander’s Eros love and determination for Hermia ultimately brings the two together which supports true love as being very strong. This over protective love shown by Egeus and the Law are both obstacles that result in the friendship and love between them not running…show more content…
Puck is Oberon’s servant, the king of the fairies, and when Oberon sees how Demetrius is mistreating Helena, he orders Puck to spread some of the love potion on his eyelids. However, Puck encounter’s Hermia and Lysander and he thinks that he is Demetrius and spreads the juice on his eyelids instead of Demetrius’s eyelids. Unfortunately, Lysander upon waking up sees Helena and falls deeply in love with her abandoning Hermia. Hermia believes Helena has acted to steal Lysander’s love from her. Hermia is appalled at Helena, threatening to scratch her eyes
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