Shakespeare uses Viola (Cesario) as an example of a mechanism that can throw internal conflicts into temporary chaos. Viola willingly faces whatever comes in her way. Her love for Duke Orsino seems too constant and true, unlike the other characters in the play. The temporary chaos of the play is when Viola falls in love with Orsino, who falls in love with Olivia, who on the other hand falls in love with Viola’s disguise, Cesario. This love triangle is very complicated as none of them realize that Cesario is a woman, making this an internal conflict for Viola, as she cannot ‘truly’ love whom she wants.
The minor characters side stories that weave dramatic irony throughout the play makes the story line all the more fascinating. Malvolio, who is Olivia’s attendant, has the meanest of tricks played on him, and the trick is made considerably more amusing due the nearness of emotional incongruity. The sensational incongruity is made when Malvolio gets a note sent in penmanship that has all the earmarks of being Olivia's. The gathering of people, in any case, realizes that the note was rather composed by Olivia's worker, yet Malvolio trusts it to be composed by Olivia herself. The note gives Malvolio particular directions to win Olivia's adoration, and is loaded with things that are abnormal for Malvolio.
He likes for things to happen without an explanation. He also likes to incorporate dreams because they change the flow of time, and impossible situations occur. He even incorporates things such as the moon to give the play a dreamy effect. Shakespeare tries to recreate a hectic environment by letting fairies intervene into the magical forest. After a bizarre night in the forest, many of the characters explain that what happen to them was simply just a dream.
Control is defined as the power to influence or direct people's behavior or the course of events. In play A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare there is control, love, hatred, jealousy, and happiness. Oberon controls people to feel anger, he controls people out of power, and controls people out of love. Many people control others because of anger.
In the play A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare, many of the characters relentlessly pursue their goals in the face of illogical decisions, and, while fictional items such as the “love-in-idleness” flower are used to explain the character’s sudden love for each other, the play does illustrate how love and ambition can lead to unforeseen consequences. For example, when Puck accidently anointed Lysander’s eyes with the “love-in-idleness” juice, he started a chain of events leading to Lysander and Demetrius fighting over Helena while Hermia is treated as though she is worthless. Moreover, at one point, Lysander and Demetrius even threatened to duel each other when Lysander awoke after being anointed with the flower 's juice and said, "Where is Demetrius? O, how fit a word is that vile name to perish on my sword" (61). This shows how the character’s love for certain other characters, and their ambition to pursue said love, can lead to the destruction of previous relationships and lead them to make dangerous decisions.
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
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play about love, humor, and fairies that can alter feelings quite easily. Shakespeare had to use irony as a very big element in both comedies. The use of irony creates confusion which illustrates Shakespeare’s point about the madness of love and how messy life can get. In Twelfth Night dramatic irony was used as comic relief and to help the audience understand how the love triangle worked.
In A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare leads us through an abnormal love. The environment occurs in the distinguished kingdom of Athens where all decisions are conducted by superiority. The four lovers are constrained by the traditions and unable to convey their extensive love for one another they seek for liberation. Meddlesome forces, but majical, taunt their love as they rival their relentless passion driving them apart, but bringing them closer still. William Shakespeare was a renowned English Poet, playwright, and actor.
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none” (Shakespeare). In the play, Midsummer Night’s Dream by shakespeare, love is strongly stressed from beginning to end. The play takes place in Athens, where arranged marriage is law. The four main characters, Lysander, Demetrius, Hermia and Helena, are not able to marry the person they desire or they want to marry someone who is not interested into them. During the play Lysander says “The course of love never did run smooth”(Shakespeare, pg 15) stating that love will always have obstacles in the way of the lovers.
On the other hand, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the four Athenian lovers are put under the spell of the love juice and they are blinded by this spell. They have an illusion they are living in this reality when in fact they it is just the appearance of being the reality. They start having a false construction of the reality that surrounds them and they don’t actually know what is going on. ‘’ Ay me, for pity!
In this play, this situation is best represented by three significant relationships. The first exists between a lover and her hater, the next involves a young and rebellious couple, and the last concerns an ill-fated mechanical and the queen of the fairies. Early in
Helena spends a large portion of her life complaining about the fact that she believes Hermia is much luckier than she is because she is the object of both Lysander and Demetrius’ attention. When Lysander “falls in love” with Helena she does not believe this, she thinks that he is not being honest with her, and is making fun of her, by playing with the feelings she has with Demetrius. The irony in this is that she finally gets what she has wanted, the attention of a man, but she is not able to believe that he is in love with her even though he proclaims his love to her repeatedly. It is as though Helena does not believe she is worthy of the love she has always desired. She may not have wanted to be with Lysander since she has always wanted
Sheraz ZafarParlatoShort Paper #214 March 2016Meanings behind a Midsummer NightThe play A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Willian Shakespeare, has many elements. Many quotes that drive the plot forward. The characters develop over the course of the play. Thisplay shares many elements that make up fiction and poetry.