A Midsummer Night 's Dream By William Shakespeare

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy written by the notorious playwright Shakespeare. This story is filled with illusion and misconception, leaving the characters in a daze. Pertinent to the title of the play is this illusion in which everyone determines to be a dream. In addition to the origin of the dream is the midsummer night when it occurs. Though the story begins and concludes in Theseus’s castle in Athens, it mainly takes place in the woods at night. Hitherto, the story ensues on a midsummer night where the characters are met with a peculiar situation. Though everyone holds a different reason as to why they end up in the woods, their stories become intertwined. The play revolves around deception, but one that provides laughter…show more content…
This juice is applied to be applied to her eyelids when she is sleeping, and the moment she awakes she will fall in love with the first creature she sees. At the same time that this is occurring, their is another subplot that has to do with two young women and two young men. Hermia and Lysander are in love, yet Demetrius is in love with Hermia. On the outside of this love triangle is Helena, who is in love with Demetrius. The flower comes into effect again when Oberon tells Goodfellow to put the juice of the flower onto Demetrius’ eyes to make him love Helena. This leads to a misunderstanding where Lysander is given the juice and falls in love with Helena, “Not Hermia but Helena I love” (II.II. line 120). Then Demetrius is touched by the juice and falls in love with Helena, reversing the love triangle. Furthermore, these subplots tie into the main plot that pertains to the union of Theseus and Hippolyta. In the first scene of Act I, Theseus says, "Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour draws on apace” (I.I. line 1-2), further marking the main plot that holds all others. There are six major characters present in this play, with the rest of them being supporting roles. Fairy King Oberon is the protagonist of the story, manipulating each character in order to get what he wants. His main goal is to obtain Titania’s Indian boy, “I do but beg a little changeling boy, To be my henchman”
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