A Midsummer Night 's Dream By William Shakespeare

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Relationships are a lot like hills, they tend to be traveled up and down. This is shown in William Shakespeare’s play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Theseus and Hippolyta, who were once enemies are now getting married. Oberon and Titania mutually rule the fairy kingdom and cannot see eye to eye. The intricacy of the love hate relationships helps to form the plot of the entire play and the fine line between the two drives the story to the end. There is always a beginning to relationships. It can start off a plethora of ways. With hate, love, or just platonic feelings. Theseus is the Duke of Athens and Hippolyta is the soon-to-be Duchess of Athens. They weren’t always engaged and have had a troublesome past which seems totally preposterous compared to how in love they seemed in the play. They met in battle and Theseus became betrothed to her after he won the fight. Obviously, they overcame their hate and soon found love in one another. This is an explicit example of Stockholm syndrome where you sympathize with your captor and may even fall in love with them. They are planning their marriage and get married in this play, as a matter of fact. Oberon is the King of Fairies and Titania is the Queen of Fairies. Supernatural creatures don’t always have the simplest of relationships as shown in this play. See, for the main portion of this play, they are arguing. Their quarrel is about a young boy that Titania has in her possession. Oberon wants to have the boy as his henchman, but
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