The Hobgoblin Spenup In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is the tale of two rival families, the Montague and the Capulet. The son of the Montague family is Romeo and the daughter of the Capulet of Juliet. The two meet at a party hosted by the Capulet family and eventually fall in love. Romeo and Juliet agree to get married the following day, but the Capulet king is arranging for Juliet to get married to a kinsman named Paris. In order to prevent this, Friar Laurence gives Juliet a sleeping potion to make it seem like she had died. The Capulet family takes Juliet to a tomb and Romeo kills himself. As a result, Juliet kills herself as well and the rival families are no longer enemies. The main protagonist in the play Romeo and Juliet is Romeo. Romeo is the son of one…show more content…
Robin Goodfellow is the hobgoblin jester for King Oberon. A major character trait Robin possesses is mischievous. This character trait appears many times throughout the play. In the forest, Robin transforms the head of Bottom into a donkey while practicing for a play for his own amusement: “SNOUT. O Bottom, thou art changed! What do I see on thee? BOTTOM. What do you see? You see an ass-head of your own, do you?” (3.1.116-119). This results in Titania falling in love with Bottom as a head of a donkey. Also, the quote: “Churl, upon thy eyes I throw. All the power this charm doth owe” (2.2.84-85), tells that Robin is mischievous because it shows him, anointing the eyes of Lysander with the magic potion when he was only ordered to anoint the eyes of Demetrius and Titania. This causes the main conflict in the play. Another character trait Robin aquires is good-hearted. The quote: “On the ground, Sleep sound, I’ll apply, [To] your eye, Gentle lover remedy” (3.2.478-482), implies that he is good-hearted because it shows Robin undoing his mistake by anointing the eyelids of Lysander once more to reverse the curse…show more content…
In Romeo and Juliet, fate can be seen when the servant to Juliet's nurse runs into Romeo and Benvolio in the street at the beginning of the play asking if they can read: “SERV. God gi’ go-den. I pray, sir, can you read? ROM. Ay, mine own fortune in my misery. SERV. Perhaps you have learned it without book. But I pray, can you read anything you see?” (1.2.59-62). If the servant had not seen Romeo and Benvolio, Romeo would have never gone to the Capulet party and met Juliet. Romeo would still be in love with Rosaline and Juliet would have to marry the kinsman, Paris. An example of destiny in Romeo and Juliet is when Juliet asks Romeo to marry her when she is on the balcony of her window: “If that thy bent of love be honorable, Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow, By one that I’ll procure to come to thee” (2.2.151-153). Instead of listening to her family and having an arranged marriage to Paris, she decides to marry her true love, even though no one will support her. Furthermore, another example of destiny is…… In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, fate can be seen when Hermia and Lysander run away into the forest: “Emptying our blossom of their counsel [sweet,] There my Lysander and myself shall meet” (1.1.219-222). Hermia and Lysander are forced to run away to the forest because they are frightened that an arranged marriage may separate them from each other.

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