Theme Of Dreams In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Importance of Dreams As the title indicates, dreams are an important theme in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A dream is not real, although it does seem real when we experience it. Shakespeare seems to be interested in the workings of dreams. 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. By calling their experiences dreams, this allows the characters to not have to come up with an explanation for their occurences. Characters Nick Bottom, Titania, and Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius, and Helena, all explain their experiences as dreams. Bottom plays a prominent role in the play, A Midsummer Night 's Dream. Bottom is a very outgoing character and is a part of a group of Athenian men who plan to perform a play for Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding ceremony. Bottom is extremely confident in his ability to play his role, and even everyone else 's role as well. He even mentions that his performance will cause the audience to cry a storm full of tears. The audience soon realizes that his confidence is very much displaced and that Bottom is a fool, or an ass, as Puck’s prank makes
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