In Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare is saying that love isn't always easy and some people might want to stop you from loving someone. But if that person is your true love you should pursue them no matter what. There are three main ways he shows this in the play. For example when Eqeus tells Hermia that she can't marry Lysander, but they get married anyway. Another example is when Demetrius doesn't love Helena but Demetrius is Helena's true love so she keeps on pursuing him and they end up together.
The potion made it hard for all the fairies and made things worse for Oberon and Titania to show their true love for each other. The theme of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare is that love is difficult. The main scenes about how Hermia’s father tries to tear her and Lysander’s love apart. Oberon and Titania are married but love can still be difficult. Also the love potion can mess up true 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
Ophelia's and Hamlet Relationship In "No Fear Shakespeare, Hamlet" Ophelia is just an innocent victim that acts on what people tell her to do and don’t respond to what she want. Hamlet and Ophelia's love was real and not yearn, but she let people manipulate her thoughts. When you love somebody they will do whatever it takes to protect and support their loved one while Ophelia plays the victim of loving Hamlet. In the beginning of "Hamlet" Ophelia was convinced by Polonius and Laertes that Hamlet does not love you he is just using you, and that you need to distance yourself and not give all your attention to Hamlet. From this point on, Ophelia sees that her father and brother is trying to keep her from making a fool of herself and getting
The disaster of human relationships is heavily present in the novel and the play in romantic relationships. The romantic relationships of Daisy and Jay in the novel and Hamlet and Ophelia in the play exhibit the destructive effects of obsession. Obsession is a damaging aspect in Daisy and Jay’s relationship and by the end of the novel, Jay’s obsession with Daisy admitting she never loved Tom causes hurt to both Jay and Daisy. Daisy feels overwhelmed, “‘I won’t stand this!’ cried Daisy. ‘Oh, please let’s get out.’” and Jay is left feeling hurt and betrayed, when in fact all that should have mattered to Jay is that Daisy loves him now (142).
Although her serious mood makes her think a little more it doesn’t help and she takes it. Due to this plan both Romeo and Juliet soon end up dead. Their childish acts lead to marriage, it then leads to fights, soon to potions then finally death. Two teenagers commended by one-another through the love that they seek has turned both of their personalities downhill resulting in their deaths. Their love blinded them of the importance of family and their own personal self.
In the play A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare, many of the characters relentlessly pursue their goals in the face of illogical decisions, and, while fictional items such as the “love-in-idleness” flower are used to explain the character’s sudden love for each other, the play does illustrate how love and ambition can lead to unforeseen consequences. For example, when Puck accidently anointed Lysander’s eyes with the “love-in-idleness” juice, he started a chain of events leading to Lysander and Demetrius fighting over Helena while Hermia is treated as though she is worthless. Moreover, at one point, Lysander and Demetrius even threatened to duel each other when Lysander awoke after being anointed with the flower 's juice and said, "Where is Demetrius? O, how fit a word is that vile name to perish on my sword" (61). This shows how the character’s love for certain other characters, and their ambition to pursue said love, can lead to the destruction of previous relationships and lead them to make dangerous decisions.
Ophelia suspecting the cause of Hamlet’s madness to be his love for her is a clear example of dramatic irony as it shows her not grasping what is the real reason for him acting in that way. The conversation between Ophelia with Laertes and later on Polonius in Act 2 scene 1, leaves the audience with tension as Polonius says “This is the very ecstasy of love, / Whose violent property fordoes itself / And leads the will to desperate undertakings / As oft as any passion under heaven / That does afflict our natures.” (2.1. 102-106) The audience knows that the real reason of his madness is to distract attention from his investigation of the murder by leaving everyone concerned about his mental state. Shakespeare’s use of dramatic irony in this case
The underlying theme of the play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare was the clash between the company pursuing their personal desires or deciding to conform to what is socially expected. The circumstances of this affray were on display when Romeo presented his plot of marrying Juliet to Friar Laurence. The consequences of Romeo deciding to pursue personal desire were also on display when displayed his disapproval to his punishment for extirpating Tybalt. These instances culminate Shakespeare's idea of that the pursuit of personal desire not always rewarding the aspirant. The asininity of carelessly pursuing your personal desires and not thinking about the ramifications was on display when Romeo presented his notion of espousing Juliet.
Kent believes that “to plainness honor’s bound when majesty falls to folly” (I.i.165) or “when power to flattery bows” (I.i.165). The flattery Kent refers to is the disingenuous and exaggerated professions of love from his daughters Goneril and Reagan, which he has to point out for the lies they are as he is honest and loyal. The juxtaposition of majesty falling to flattery foreshadows the effects of Lear’s lack of judgment and the literal fall of his majesty. Shakespeare usage of the litotes when Kent explains Lear that his daughter Cordelia “does not love (him) least” (I.i.171), underscores his usage of plain language, as opposed to decorative speech, which again pertains to his truthful nature. To emphasize this honesty to the audience during my performance, Kent barely uses gestures and in the cases where he does they are minimalistic gestures as a slight shaking of the head for “does not love (him) least” (I.i.171), which is a juxtaposition to the deceptive eldest sisters who’s gestures are purposely exaggerated for the opposite