Analysis Of ' A Midsummer Night 's Dream '

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The Different Forms of Love in Relation to ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Love is a term used daily in one’s life. Many categorize love in many forms. These forms differ from one-another such as the difference between love for food and love for one’s spouse. However, in the play; “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, love takes different forms than the ones experienced in reality. One can classify the different types of love used in this play into three different categories; true love, love produced by cupid’s flower, and the state of lust. ‘True love’ is a form of love that has a distinct aura around it and serves as the baseline in the play. One can suggest that the love shared between Hermia and Lysander is ‘true love’ as they decided to elope…show more content…
We the globe can compass soon, Swifter than the wand’ring moon. (4.1.99-103) The above shows that Titania and Oberon share a relationship that is inseparable. They swallow their pride and come back together, planning to even bless the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta even though those were the other two in the affairs. Hippolyta proceeds to call Oberon ‘my Lord’ and Oberon calls Hippolyta ‘my Queen’. This shows that their love is still prevalent. ‘True love’ is the baseline in the play and is the primary form of love. The love produced by Cupid’s flower serves as comedic relief in the play and can be considered to be the second form of love. The love produced by the love juice causes one to fall in love with the first living creature they see and do not seem to occupy themselves with anything that does not involve their lover. Titania enamores over Bottom once she wakes up: I pray thee, gentle mortal, sing again. Mine ear is much enamored of thy note, So is mine eye enthralled to thy shape, And thy fair virtue’s force perforce doth move me On the first view to say, to swear, I love thee. (3.1.139-143) The above shows the second form of love which is the love produced from the juice of cupid’s flower. It is keen to note that one who is enthralled with cupid’s love does not involve themselves in any other activity that is not flattering their lover. This is emphasised when Titania orders the fairies to respect and be courteous to
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