Comparing The Theme Of True Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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One common theme during Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night’s Dream is that the course of true love never did run smooth. As mentioned by Lysander in act 3, that theme is occurring during the play. I have selected the painting, An English River in Autumn by Benjamin Williams Leader. For my song I have chosen “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus. While a song written in 2009 might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear A Midsummer Night’s Dream, they overlap in themes.

Lysander, Hermia’s lover, says that “the course of true love never did run smooth” which is a famous Shakespeare line. In “An English River in Autumn” you see a twisty river surrounded by what seems to be uprooted trees, and soil. The river represents the love and happy
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While the water might dirty, it always filters it out in the end, leaving only the clean, happy memories. The land surrounding the river represents the fights and rocky parts in a relationship. On page 148, lines 28-30 Theseus describes the wedding as joyful, and this happy memory is sure to stay in the couple’s memories as a happy day. Here come the lovers, full of joy and mirth.- Joy gentle friends! Joy and fresh days of love accompany your hearts.” The river also represents the relationship between Lysander and Hermia, as well as Demetrius and Helena. The river is everflowing, and although there might be rapids and muddy waters, the river continues to run going over and around the problems or “speed bumps” in the way.

In, The Climb by Miley Cyrus, she says “always gonna be another mountain, always gonna wanna make it move.” The other mountains represent confusion in a relationship. Before Lysander was put under the spell, he was in love with Hermia through thick and
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In, The Climb, the obstacle stopping Miley Cyrus from reaching her dream of true love is a mountain, she continues to climb around it. A relationship isn 't healthy unless you have some arguments, it helps you stay in check with the other person. Miley says “lost with no direction,” meaning that she isn’t sure where she is or where she’s going. On a first date, or even first glance, you might have a picture in your mind about where you’ll end up with that person, even though most of the time that isn’t the case. In, A midsummer Night’s Dream, Titania and Oberon, king and queen of the fairies, are having an argument concerning an orphan boy she is protecting. Titania says “ I have forsworn his bed and company.’’ Titania is acting as Oberon’s mountain, standing in the way of getting what he so dearly
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