Theme Of Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play written by William Shakespeare. This play talks about a love tangle between Hermia and Demetrius. Theseus is the Duke of Athens, and he was planning a big wedding festival with Hippolyta. Egeus is the father of Hermia, and he wants her to marry Demetrius. However, Hermia does not want to get married to Demetrius rather she wants to get married to Lysander. As the play progresses different types of love ensue. In the beginning, there is forced love whereby Thesus is forced to marry Hippolyta. There is also evidence of forced love between Hermia and Demetrius. Other forms of attachment evident in this story are Parental love between Hermia and Egeus. There is also real love and which expressed between Lysander and Hermia (Gale, 2015). The play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare portrays three essential types of love which are complicated love, parental love, and forced love.
One of the main types of love portrayed in this play is complicated love. Most of the young people in the play are experiencing complicated love. Some love persons who do not love them back and others are love one another, but there are barriers preventing them from getting married. One of the couples in a complicated relationship is Lysander and Hermia. Hermia is madly in love with Lysander, but her father wants her to get married to Demetrius. Eugus was so unhappy with the refusal of Hermia to marry Demetrius that he asked for permission from Theseus
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