Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream Essay

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Love: A Midsummer Night’s Dream In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the person who reads this play can experience the different types of love in a second-handed way. This play contains numerous love problems amongst many characters, and they all fight against each other to gain their true and wanted partners. Some of the characters receive supernatural aid from a reckless fairy who puts love juice on the wrong characters and causes further confusions. Love is not the only important subject in this play, but it is a major contributor to how the characters both suffer and find happiness and comfort during this play. It can also be considered the main drive for the characters, as the characters fight and chase one another for love (Rieger, 2009). Readers of the play are able to visualize the love portrayed in this play as being legitimate and sincere, which is…show more content…
And yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays…” (Bevington, 2014, p. 58 3.1.141). Titania being the queen of fairies and Bottom is of a lower-class of humans enforces the logic of Bottoms reasoning. Again, due to Puck’s negligence with his love potion ordeal, Shakespeare portrays the rather unrealistic and spurious side of love in A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Titania and Bottom (Bevington, 2014). A Midsummer Night’s Dream demonstrates the love perplexity and frenzy of the characters’ love problems in a comedic way. Mystic powers such as fairies and love potions helped to spice up the drama in this play, and the readers are able to enjoy the funny and rather silly portrayals of human love. However, these various forms of love, as ridiculous as they seemed, can be considered love because there is no direct or clear direction to love or how to love. Shakespeare is able to tell the readers, through this play, that love makes us think in illogical ways and act in ways that seem unusual and
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