Theme Of Reality In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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The play A Midsummer Night’s Dream that was written by a famous writer William Shakespeare, in the play he invites the audience into a dream and blurs the reality. As many of his plays this one is not the exception, and the main theme is about love. He presents different aspects of love, in this case is a romantic comedy. The story also contains a world of fairies, creatures who take it upon themselves to guide humans in the directions they believe is necessary. This play major action takes place during the night time in the woods that appears numerous times during the play. There are many conflicts between fantasy and reality for example the world of fairies and the mortals, slipping and waking states, reality and fantasy. In this play Shakespeare seamlessly toys with the boundaries between fantasy and reality. A Midsummer Night’s Dream gives us insight into man’s conflict with characteristics of human behavior. The play begins in the city of Athens representing the…show more content…
Shakespeare shows that the fairies only interacts with the humans while they are slipping. For example, when Lysander in act 2 says, “here is my bed: sleep give thee all his rest!” (act 2, scene2.718) And punk drops juice upon Lysanders eyelids. Showing that the fairy world could see everything that is going on in the human world only by interacting with them when they are asleep this includes Bottom as he is awakening after being put under a spell, therefore suggesting he had fallen asleep for the spell to be cast and he was dreaming the whole time, a dream within a dream. This demonstrates that the human world can never see the magic. However, Punk does the same thing to Titania suggesting it doesn’t matter whether you are a human or a fairy magic only works when you are asleep. punk simply chooses victims for his pranks by the fact that they are asleep and available as that is the only chance he gets to weave his
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